Showing posts with label Derek Selinger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Derek Selinger. Show all posts

04 November 2019

Calgary: Derek Selinger's "The Gift"

From Family Fun Calgary:
You can have smoke and mirrors or you can enjoy a show filled with magic and wonder! The Gift is a magic and illusion show coming to Calgary on November 15 – 16, 2019, that will leave you mystified and thoroughly entertained. Derek Selinger is an award-winning illusionist and master magician who will bring you the art of altered perception. Not only will you be transported into the experience, but you’ll be inspired by the magic of life itself.


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08 July 2019

Derek Selinger on Fool Us and Breakfast Television

Derek Selinger's performance of "The Deadly Gallows" from Penn and Teller Fool Us Season 6.



From the Magic Inspired YouTube channel:

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From the Breakfast Television Twitter feed:


13 February 2019

Derek Selinger performs in Magic Tricks with Ian

From Derek Selinger's YouTube channel, Magic Inspired:

Many years ago I had a young man named Ian attend some of my live magic shows. He bought posters and I even had a picture taken with him. That picture has hung on my wall ever since as a reminder of why I do what I do.

Ian's mom reached out to me to buy a new poster as his old one was falling apart. We of course got him that and more. In the discussion with Ian's mom we learned that Ian has some significant health challenges. Being a young man with Down Syndrome he is not eligible for heart transplants and so he has a rather arduous routine.

We decided to visit Ian's home and perform a show with magic tricks, including a box illusion, in his kitchen for his friends where the magician... was Ian. This is that story, and this is that show.

I hope meeting Ian encourages you as you face the challenges and opportunities in your life. Ian is one of the greatest magicians I have ever met. While he may not have the technical skill I have developed... he changes peoples worlds by his smile, enthusiasm and kindness. Welcome to "The Magic of Ian".

Video at the bottom of the post.


From Derek Selinger's Instagram:






From Derek Selinger's YouTube channel, Magic Inspired:









13 August 2017

Canadians remember Eugene Burger

From Perfect Magic:
Eugene Burger was special, as a magician and as a person. The first and most important memory I have of him was when he came to Montreal to lecture for Magie Montréal. It was many years ago and I was not that into magic at the time, but I went to the lecture to help Phil and Vim Vermeys with registration, etc.  and stayed of course for the lecture.

Anyone at that lecture learned valuable lessons. I don’t rememberphil-eugene-and-tom one trick that he did. It wasn’t about the tricks, it was about performing. Every word was well thought out and had a reason for being there. His jokes were not to get a laugh, which they got, but as he explained, when you laugh you close your eyes for a second and that’s all the time he needed to do what he had to do in front of your eyes.

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From Derek Selinger's Facebook page:



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Visit the Eugene Burger Memorial Page, McBride Magic & Mystery School on Facebook.


14 February 2017

Calgary: Derek Selinger helps Dreams Take Flight

See Derek in “The Gift” on March 10 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

From the Calgary Herald:
Local and internationally acclaimed illusionist Derek Selinger has been working on his show “The Gift” for the past 20 years, and will be performing his one-of-a-kind act in Calgary to raise funds for Dreams Take Flight Calgary, a non-profit that sends kids with physical, mental and medical disabilities on a special trip to Disneyland every year.

“There are pieces in this show that nobody on earth is doing. We’re really excited to put it on stage here in Calgary,” Selinger said. “It’s an opportunity for people not only to support Dreams Take Flight, but learn a bit about magic they do, too.”

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From 660 News:
Master illusionist Derek Selinger will create magic when he takes the stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall next month to benefit Calgary children.

Selinger, a long-time volunteer for Dreams Take Flight, will be performing his new show “The Gift” with 100 per cent of the proceeds to go to the local not-for-profit.

Dreams Take Flight is a charity that takes children who have experienced some sort of physical, social or mental challenge to Disneyland for the day.

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28 November 2016

Derek Selinger's "The Walking Man" wins award

Congratulations to Derek Selinger, Jason Palter, and everyone else involved with short film "The Walking Man."  It recently won an Award of Excellence at the Canada Shorts Film Festival!


From Derek Selinger's Facebook page:

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21 September 2016

Regina and Red Deer: Derek Selinger's "The Gift"

From The Gift Live:
This is a magic spectacle like you haven’t seen before.

What can you expect? Pure slight of hand, mind reading and the essence of the art of magic played out on stage in a 90-minute theatrical performance.

No spandex. No sequins. Just smooth style.

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Watch the video below to see why the Global Regina host needs to wear safety glasses.

From Global Regina's Twitter feed:

11 February 2016

Jason Palter in Derek Selinger's "The Walking Man"

Wishing Jason Palter and Derek Selinger much success with their short film "The Walking Man."

(Looking back, I think I met both Jason and Derek for the first time at the very first Magical Arts Festival.)


From Derek Selinger's Facebook page:
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