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"Forget how much you think you know. When you see Eric Evans perform, he will remind you very quickly how much you don’t know." - Gazzo

"A small bag of tricks goes a long way in the hands of Eric Evans." - Birdie Mcclaine (legendary street performer)
 
"Have you seen his coin work? You’ll never see anything like it again." - Rikki ‘Mr. Toot” Palmer 
 
"Eric Evans is one of my top 3 lecturers of all time." - Jamie Grant (former writer for MAGIC Magazine, Creator of Trick of the Year, and Book of the Year)
 
"Eric is one of my all time favorite humans…and happens to also be one of the wisest magicians walking this planet." - Douglas Conn (author, street magician)
 
"He’s not an asshole and he ain’t half bad at the rest of it." - Dusty Campbell (some clown)
 
"There are only a few people on this planet that can gather a crowd fo strangers in a seemingly effortless manner, cajole them into doing almost anything, and then finish with a crowd of friends that show their gratitude in smiles and money. Eric Evans is not just one of those people, but he wrote the book on the art of the street." - Jungle Josh (street magician)
 
"If you want to see what happens when the artistic magic of Cellini meets the overwhelming tactics of Sun Tzu, watch Eric Evans. He has somehow managed to raise street magic to a new level, while making it simpler and more accessible for the performer." Eric Henning
 
"Great students come from great teachers, and great students become great teachers. Eric Evans is the former and the latter." - Warpo Cole (street magician, raconteur)

"Eric Evans, the most portable street magician I’ve ever seen. Masterful sleights, supreme crowd work. Also, his book The Secret Art of Magic is the best I’ve ever read on our craft." — Nick Nicholas (street magician par excellence)

What will he teach?

Aaron’s Wand- A magic stick disappears and reappears from a coin purse.

QuickSilver Dollar- A single coin “flurry” that ends with a production of countless jumbo coins.

Cut and Restored Rope- A classic that may fool the best all the same.

Mad Hatter- A novel card divination.

Rock from Shoe

Tips- Beyond teaching theses solid and effective routines, Eric also shares invaluable advice on gathering a crowd, how to interact with the audience for maximum impact, and how to ensure the biggest tip after your performances.

Who is he?

Eric Evans comes to us from Austin, Texas. Over a career that has spanned almost three decades, he has toured all over the world performing on streets and in theaters. He is a student of  two gifted and kind teachers, both internationally recognized for their outstanding contributions to magic: Ernest Earick (who’s work was featured in Steven Minch’s book, “By Forces Unseen”) and Jim Cellini (Internationally acclaimed “King of the Street” and author of “The Royal Touch”). Eric’s manipulations have been compared to the likes of Fred Kaps, Cardini, and T Nelson Downs. He wrote the book “The Secret Art of Magic” along with Nowlin Craver,  and is an award-winning magician who has also been twice nominated for Parlor Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle. 

 


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Eric Evans is a street legend! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 29th, 2019
One of the finest street magicians and a student of Cellini. This download is gold for any magician even if he never intends to busk in the street!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2019
It was good to have Dan Harlan there to MC it and keep it very learnable. Felt there could have been more to pass on. Some of the stuff was high level prestidigitation. Evans is a great source but not necessarily an instructor who knows what he wants to impart.

He's thoughts on how to approach folks (audience, spectators) in performance though, is very much on target and should be taken to heart Theory on the general public's preconceptions about magic (people really don't like it) I agree with too which then again to shape oen's approach in a more engaging manner. Nice guy.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2019
First, let me state that I am not trying to demean this man's work. But this simply is not worth $40. Eric Evans is a street performer with a good, stable, dependable act for laymen. Admittedly, Mr. Evans has made some adjustments to tricks or routines to fit his personality and/or performing circumstances. But these changes are not worth the purchase price, and are the type of changes anyone would make. In other words, his personalized nuances are not creative enough to note. If you are new to magic and haven't seen many magicians perform, this might be worth checking out. Otherwise, save your money. Again, while Mr. Evans is almost certainly appreciated by the laymen on the streets where he performs, I simply do not think his act warrants the asking price on this video, or careful study. He is certainly experienced and has things to teach, and has developed a point of view. I am not discounting that. But I was disappointed with this purchase.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 30th, 2019
Eric Evans imparts wisdom for those wanting to learn drawing a crowd, keeping their interest, interacting with them, and hatting them.

The props are simple and can easily be managed in a bag, pouch, or out of your pockets. With the exception of one gimmick, which you likely have, everything could be purchased at a general store. Thankfully Dan was there to ask questions of Eric during tutorials. Dan's questions drew out the nuances and touches to the effects.

I like the live act format because I think there is huge benefit from seeing a show and then learning the magician's thought from their routining. You will definitely get something out of this if you plan on performing on the street or a venue where people were not originally planning on watching you. If that's not going to be you, then you may not get as much out of this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 27th, 2019
I've been making my living doing street magic for just over a year now, and this lecture is an eye opening experience on how to get out from behind the table, with a Truly portable, and practical show.
Eric is a student of Cellini so if you're familiar with Cellini you will definitely see (and hear) Cellini reincarnated with some new ideas along the way.
His ideas have already helped me to make more money on the street, by turning my close up sidewalk style show (bulky table/dolly etc) and stream line it into a stand up style show that plays to audiences big or small. Brilliant! I don't like to do a lot of card tricks, but Eric gives away two really good card tricks. The card from the hat, and rock from the shoe I started performing the next night and are getting great responses! I'm excited about the upcoming release of his balls from mouth. And I like his therory on the trick.
Dan Harlen did a great job making sure everything got covered, his new haircut kept making me think he was Scott Alexander for some reason, haha. I preordered so I saved, but the information in here is worth gold to someone who makes thier living busking as a magician. Mahalo Eric!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 26th, 2019
I love the performer and was money well spend...happy with my purchase...

...but considering the high calibre of the performer and his multi-decade experience I expected a more in depth analysis on how to stop and build a crowd and more details in his experience from working with and without a table...etc etc...
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 25th, 2019
Street magicians perform hundreds of shows over and over again to the point of incredible polish. And it shows. Damn he's good! Not only is the sleight of hand amazing the audience interaction and patter is just a joy to watch.
Don't miss this.
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Solid! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 25th, 2019
Eric's the best. This Live Act is packed with information and value. Solid magic that works in the toughest of environments-the streets.
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One of the best investments I’ve made! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 24th, 2019
I’be been involved in magic for over 50 years and this product is one of my favorites! Wonderful performance, interview, and information from a Cellini student... worth every penny!
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