AN INTIMATE EVENING OF GRAND ILLUSION IN BRANSON MISSOURI
True to its title, Grand Illusion is the logical, and incredible evolution of this conjurers art. Copperfields goal in Grand Illusion is to take ones dreams (and maybe a few nightmares) and make them become reality using his state of the art wizardry.
For magic to be relevant, explains Copperfield, it has to evolve so it keeps up with, or even surpasses, the best film and theater. I want to base my work on what people really dream about. Most of us dont dream of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. But what affects people is realizing personal dreams, dreams almost everyone shares, that they thought were impossible. In the cinema the audience watches the characters dreams come true.
Copperfield adds, In Grand Illusion, the audiences get to watch their dreams come true, live, before their very eyes and in three dimensions. Its an interactive experience of wish fulfillment. Nothing like it has been done before. Grand Illusion deals with real people who dream of being reunited with a loved one they thought theyd never see again and making it happen, instantly, in front of three or four thousand people who witness the event and see that its real.
Expounding further, Copperfield says, Grand Illusion was partly inspired by an unfulfilled wish of my grandfathers that a lot of people share: winning the lottery and finally owning that one special thing you always dreamed of. We call it an intimate evening of grand illusion partly because its interactive. In one of the pieces, for example, the audience discovers how to predict lottery numbers that will come up that night. They get to participate in illusions that blur the line between magic and reality.
Show highlights include:
In an unplugged moment of pure sleight-of-hand Copperfield performs close-up magic with a lethal black African scorpion. One of the most original, startlingand dangerouseffects ever, this unforgettable display of sleight-of-hand presents Copperfield with a true challenge to his will and dexterity, in a test not to be tried at home.
Here a member of the audience takes the trip of his or her life. In Reunion, a person who has longed for reconciliation with a loved one realizes their dream, through one of the most startling, affecting illusions ever devised. While standing on a crane arm with Copperfield, suspended over the heads of the audience, the person vanishes impossibly, only to reappear moments later in the freely selected location of their dreams. From Hackensack to Honolulu, the persons dream location is where they magically arrive. Reunion is an illusion so challenging, that Copperfield employs proof that would make F Lee Bailey envious.
Copperfield takes liposuction to a whole new level as the six foot one King of Magic gets squeezed into a bite-sized piece that could fit into a Prada shoebox.
Inspired by Davids grandfathers unfilled dream, The Lottery is an astonishing epic of brain-busters. Copperfield involves the entire audience, and shares his secret technique for predicting the winning numbers of The Lottery.
MAN VERSUS STEEL
David walked through the Great Wall of China. This time, hell do it a little slower. Instead of walking, he floats through solid steel, proving that dreams can dissolve barriers.
One of Copperfields most heavily-requested creations, thirteen audience members chosen entirely at random vanish, leaving friends and family wondering whether to applaud or put their loved ones faces on milk cartons. Their fears are allayed as the thirteen reappear, instantly, in the most surprising of places.
David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion is an affecting, life-changing event that reaches into the audiences minds and hearts and takes them on a feast of wish fulfillment. Displaying his off-the-cuff brand of humor, Copperfield breaks new ground in Grand Illusion and takes his art to a grand yet intimate, personal yet universal dimension for an evening of wonders that will never be forgotten.
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