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MAGICIAN / ENTERTAINER

Biography…...,,Page 1 Services………. Page 2-4 Accolades……Page 5-6

ILAN BIOGRAPHY Ilan, like many entertainers, started off as a juggler performing on the street. From juggling he was introduced to magic when his sisters bought him a simple magic set. After reading every magic book he could get his hands on, four or five times over, his knowledge of tricks and magic history grew to an impressive scale. At age twelve he started performing at children’s birthday parties and soon after met Master Magician, Gary Lightinheart. Ilan became Gary’s apprentice and began studying the art of performing magic as opposed to just knowing its secrets. After receiving his Master’s Degree from the University of Florida, he became one the youngest authors of magic and published Fell’s Official Know-it-All Guide to Advanced Magic. Ilan has also developed courses that teach magic for several summer camps and after-school programs. For the past 15 years Ilan has performed up and down the east coast with a strong focus in South Florida. Various performances include his close-up shows at the new Seminole Hard Rock Casino and hotel, stage shows at various hotels such as the Boca Hotel and Resort, and his grand illusions which he got to showcase at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts – one of the oldest and largest theaters in Miami. In 2007, Ilan accomplished two impressive goals: he performed a two hour stage and illusion show called Look Again at Bailey Hall in Ft. Lauderdale and he opened up his own summer camp with Josh and Lydia Corn that teaches children the art of being a magician. From his close-up magic to his illusion shows, whether the audience size be three people or three thousand people, Ilan manages to sneak into the hearts of all who experience his magic – filling them with wonder and joy. And how he does that is his greatest secret.

ILAN / 305.788.3617 www.ilanmagic.com / ilan@ilanmagic.com


I. Close-up Magic II. Honest Deceptions (Adult Show) III. Unleashing the Imagination (Family Show) IV. Comedia del Magia

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V. Whispers of the Mind (Mentalism Show) VI. Look Again (Illusion Show) VII. Special Rates & Travel Fees

Close-up Magic

$275 / hour*

Observe extraordinary illusions using ordinary rubber bands, and only inches away from your face. See completely original card tricks that are performed with masterful sleight-of-hand. Enjoy Ilan’s playful style in his many close-up effects. Ilan can perform at a station or roam throughout the party performing mini-shows for small groups at a time. This style of magic also called “strolling magic” is perfect for cocktail hours or dinner style events. Ilan becomes a walking ice-breaker as he saunters around loosening people up with his humor and antics.

Stand-up

II. Honest Deceptions Ilan’s Honest Deceptions is a culmination of sophisticated magic designed to entertain adults. This fine blend of classic magic, comedy, and mysticism opens with Ilan rolling up his sleeves and proving he is a paradox – a fair magician. And with empty hands he begins a series of baffling productions and manipulations as he explains what he is doing. Ilan then explores the idea of fate vs chance in a card trick that seems to end in series of impossible coincidences. The show features Ilan’s signature Dr. Seuss Rope Trick – a masterful display of both sleight of hand and sleight of mouth that leaves audiences completely bewildered. Ilan continues by taking his audience on an exploration of mentalism (the magic of the mind) where he reads people’s minds, influences their thoughts, and displays mind over matter. His friendly style is defined by his playful interactions with the audience – the show uses lots of audience participation as volunteers take on parts in his magic play. This show leaves audiences questioning their perception and wondering about what is real. It is thru Ilan’s deceptions that he creates moments of truth.

Stage

$750 / $1850

(45 minutes)

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ILAN / 305.788.3617 www.ilanmagic.com / ilan@ilanmagic.com


Stand-up

III. Unleashing the Imagination

Stage

$325 / $800

Ilan’s Unleashing the Imagination is a show specifically designed to be entertaining for both children and adults. The show begins with Ilan introducing the audience to his assistant – Picadoodle – an extremely well-trained flea that does both acrobatics and magic (not a real flea, but an animated character). Volunteers are brought up and turned into magicians while observing red balls appearing and disappearing in Ilan’s classic display of sleight-of-hand. Ilan then goes on to teach the entire audience how to do a magic trick. This is followed by a skillful routine that combines incredible rope magic with a Dr. Seuss inspired poem. If there is a special guest, such as a birthday child, Ilan brings him or her up on the stage and performs his hilarious dog training routine with an animal balloon (which the child gets to keep as a gift). The show comes to a conclusion with some masterful juggling, balancing routines, and with the dramatic finish of juggling three razor sharp machete like knives. Ilan’s style of magic includes highly visual routines that are distinguished by his unique audience interactions and magnetic personality. (45 minutes)

Stand-up

IV. Comedia Dell Magia

Stage

$325 / $800

The development of Ilan’s latest show, Comedia Dell Magia, has been inspired by the Italian theatrical movement known as Comedia Dell Arte – an improvised show played by street performers who called up audience members onto the stage and made them part of the play thus allowing for a fresh performance each time. Ilan’s new show captures the esssence of Comedia Dell Arte as he begins by handing out all his props to audience members and letting them know that they are now his secret accomplices. The rest of the show is nothing more then an array of seemingly impossible surprises as he performs classic sleight-ofhand with balls, ropes, and best of all people’s money. Comprised of comedy and wit, Comedia Dell Magia is a blend of old and new that leaves audience baffled and carefree. (45 minutes)

V. Whispers of the Mind

Stand-up

Stage

$750 / $1850

Mentalism is a unique area of magic involving mind-reading, thought manipulation, telekinesis, and other metaphysical demonstrations used for entertainment. In this show, Ilan confronts the task of manipulating the thoughts of some audience members while reading the minds of others. Learn why it is not so hard to make predictions that come true. Ilan also specializes in bending metal whether it be nails, forks, or even the audiences’s own keys. The show includes entertaining effects that are both humorous and mind-boggling. (45 minutes)

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ILAN / 305.788.3617 www.ilanmagic.com / ilan@ilanmagic.com


VI. Look Again (Grand Scale Illusions)

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Currently, performances of Ilan’s Keyhole Illusion, French Guillotine, and jig-sawing may be purchased separately. Cigwa Appearance and Geometrically Impossible are designed for theater performances only.

VII. Special Rates & Travel Fees • • •

* Discount available on Close-up Magic. When hired for 3 or more hours rate becomes $275/1st hr and $200/each additional hr. Discounts available for multiple shows at the same event. 15% markup rate will be applied for Halloween Night, and the dates between December 20th – January 1st.

Travel (to be added to show price): • 0 – 50 mls: Free • 50 -75 mls: + $75 • 75- 100 mls: + 100 • 100 – 175 mls: + 200 • 175 – 300 mls: +300 • 300 mls or more: per day fee + hotel and travel expenses o Eastern Time Zone - $500.00 o Central & Western Time Zone - $700.00 Note: For multiple bookings in the same area, travel fees will be divided equally among bookings. Based on the Sarasota Office Area Code of 34239.

Contact Information Ilan www.ilanmagic.com ilan@ilanmagic.com 305.788.3617 / 941.487.3701

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ILAN / 305.788.3617 www.ilanmagic.com / ilan@ilanmagic.com


RECOGNITION We were thrilled to have Ilan join us again for our event this year. His magic is both entertaining and engaging; we and our guests enjoyed every minute of his performance. -Chad Pennington, Quarterback of Miami Dolphins

. . . you helped make a special night even more special -Rana Roseberg, Director of Development at Jafco

Everyone who took part in your magic show enjoyed it immensely. -Benjamin F. Lubin, Special Events Chairman at University of Florida’s Dance Marathon

Words cannot express how much we appreciate the tremendous performance you put on . . . . Again, our deepest appreciation for all of your efforts in making this evening such a success. We look forward to working with you in the future -Mark Kleinman, North Dade Director/Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Locals may have seen or heard Josh Corn and Ilan's magical antics around the area. Some people may remember them as the dueling escape artists at the Sarasota Arts Day earlier this year. -January Holmes, Bradenton Herald Tribune

The SRC Banquet last night was tremendous and "Ilan" is truly magnificent. Not only is he a superb performer, but he is a wonderful person. Everyone truly enjoyed his performance and the SRC was so fortunate to have "Ilan". From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping us meet "Ilan". What a fantastic night! -David Schatz, Co-President of Sarasota Reading Council

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ILAN / 305.788.3617 www.ilanmagic.com / ilan@ilanmagic.com


CREDITS Performance Based Clients: Chad Penington’s First and 10 Foundation Sarasota Art’s Day Sarasota Film Festival Bradenton Yacht Club Field Club Pelican Point Country Club Selby Library Little Book Worms NFL Owners Superbowl Party Bailey Hall Gusman Center for the Performing Arts Office Depot Center Ovation at Lakewood Ranch Seminole Hard Rock Café and Casino Boca Hotel & Resort Miami Beach Wyndham Temple Beth Shalom Soffett Hotel University of Florida Tampa Convention Center Sarasota Magazine Tampa Parenting Guide Magazine Nova University De Vry University

Magic Related: Co-Owner & Co-Founder of Cigma: Magician’s Camp Co-Author of Fells Official Know-it-All Guide to Advanced Magic Invited to Lecture on Magic by the International Brotherhood of Magicians President of UF’s Juggling Club Created Adult Workshops on Magic

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ILAN / 305.788.3617 www.ilanmagic.com / ilan@ilanmagic.com

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