After impressing thousands of spectators, including crossing a running airplane turbine, the magician Érik Couture makes a 180-degree turn for his next creation. The OZ show, which will bring proximity magic to the fore, will be presented in Alma starting in 2020.
Érik Couture will offer an immersive show in front of a hundred spectators in an atmosphere similar to the cabarets of time.
“Over the years, I realized that there is no difference between making a coin or person disappear in people’s minds. The numbers that attract the most attention are often the smaller ones. We spent $ 35,000 US for the turbine number that lasts three minutes, but people only told me about the watch of the spectator who appeared in a tin can, “says the one who introduced Appearance, there is a few years, in Saguenay. The budget dedicated to the illusions of this show was close to $ 175,000.
The OZ show, which is 75% complete, should include prediction, manipulation of small objects such as ropes, coins and cards as well as illusions. The principal has said he has several numbers in mind for a long time.
The desire to create proximity magic will allow Mr. Couture to work with objects found in the room, many of which belong to the audience. Despite the simplicity of his creation, the artist recalls that the magic remains complex.
After being accompanied by five people in his first show, this time Érik Couture will be alone near the public. “I want people to watch the show with a glass of wine in hand in a cozy atmosphere. I want them to feel wrapped. People will leave the room wondering how I did it. They will be fooled in the right way, “he reveals. Music, which is the main source of inspiration for Mr. Couture, will occupy a great place of creation.
The 90-minute show will be presented without intermission and is suitable for both children and adults.
The English teacher at Pavillon Wilbrod-Dufour in Alma has been working on this project for two years. He imagines presenting the fruit of his labors to a hundred spectators. He said that his numbers will not make a mockery of anyone.
The magician will present his show in Alma for several series of performances during the coming year. A corporate version, which will include a dinner show, will also be available during the month of December. In addition, the native of Côte-Nord plans a tour of his native region.
35 years of magic
The Port-Cartois of origin had the prick for the art of magic by watching the movie The train of terror that starred David Copperfield. The impact of this magician is still, today, feel on the adopted Almatois. In the past, he received advice from Don Wayne. David Copperfield’s consultant is considered the Wayne Gretzky of Magic.
The magician David Copperfield spent two hairs buying an issue of Erik Couture while he thought about it for a week. The number of Barbie and Ken was eventually sold to a Korean magician.