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Alexandra Duvivier Penguin Live Lecture

  • Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE
  • Category: CLOSE-UP MAGIC
  • Product Type: EXTERNAL DOWNLOAD (see note below)

Alexandra Duvivier has been the winner of the Mandrake d’Or in France and the first French female magician to fool Penn and Teller on their “Fool Us” TV show.

She has become a favorite artist of the biggest brands for their private events (Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, L'Oréal...), has been a hand double for some of the most famous names in the cinema, she has no less than eight shows to her credit: three solo stage shows, three shows performed as a double act with her father, a children’s show and a show performed entirely in English. With her sharp humor, her pure and engaging magic, her natural empathy with both young and old, she charms and amuses her ever-increasing audiences.

Routines taught in the lecture:

►Splash: Alexandra teaches you how to take a prop that many magicians use for bottle productions and not only make it a more personal presentation and a lot more fun. The performer walks out onto the stage, and in the process of introducing herself, her shoe disappears, only to reappear with the pop of a balloon.

►Sweets: Introducing a little bit of herself, as well as a smorgasbord of French confections, this excellent routine is instantly relatable to audiences of all ages. The magician offers a bag of sweets to the audience: toffee, chocolates, bubble gum, and even coca cola flavored licorice. After confirming that they are real sweets and the licorice go into the bag, and then with a magical gesture, the licorice is withdrawn from the bag, and all of the sweets are found to be threaded onto the licorice. This is an engaging take on the same type of effect as the razor blade swallow or needles on a thread, but safe and nothing goes in your mouth except a bit of chocolate.

►Transmitter: A mind-reading effect that is both humorous and astonishing. A spectator is brought onto the stage and adorned with a fantastical hat made from balloons. The spectator secretly selects a card from the deck, and astonishingly the audience reads the spectator’s mind as they all shout the selected card at once.

►Sense of Touch: This can be presented as a piece of mind reading or a feat of skill. A large bag of balloons is presented, and with unerring accuracy, the magician is, even blindfolded, able to select the correct color balloon from a bag filled with hundreds of options.

►Transcendental Force: A coins across routine created by Dominique Duvivier in 1984 and subsequently refined over decades by Alexandra into a powerhouse routine. This has prominently featured in Alexandra’s act for the last ten years and is great on stage as well as for walk around and table hopping.

►Impromptu Wild Card: Created by Dominique Duvivier, this wild card starts off looking like a game of find the lady, but with far too many cards. When asked to find the money card, in a shocking twist, what was surely the money card before is the only loser. The remaining cards have all transformed into queens. This incredible take on Wild Card uses no gaffs and only ordinary playing cards. It’s completely examinable, and your audiences will go crazy for it.

►Amelie Poulain: A signature piece for Alexandra Duvivier in which she can deftly cut the silhouette of butterflies out of tissue paper and then make them dance about the stage aloft on only the breeze produced by waving a vinyl record. The stage is then filled with hundreds of brightly colored tissue paper butterflies. This piece is not only poignant but also an excellent way to fill an entire theater with magic.

This is a download you can get from Penguin Magic using the instructions on the shipped plastic card that is pictured.

Note: You are purchasing what Penguin calls a gift card that the artists use to sell at their lectures. Using the secret code behind a scratch off on the back of the card you can then purchase the video download from their site for free. If you would like immediate access, let me know and I will scratch the back for you and email you the links and passcode to get it. I will also mail you the card.

"Alexandra's magic exudes incredible emotion, through impeccable technique and in spiritual vigilance finds the way to the hearts. Thank you for these intense, touching and lively moments." …Norbert Ferré

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