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Utopia by Dani DaOrtiz (4 DVD Set) He can wow a convention full of card experts and now he's teaching his unique approach on this GROUNDBREAKING new 8-HOUR DVD set. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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JUAN TAMARIZ: “Simply super strong magic full of surprises!”

DAN & DAVE: “His display of freedom and ease with a deck of cards creates a spirit of wonder every magician should strive to achieve.”

DAVID WILLIAMSON: “Dani is not only a product of the “Spanish School” of card magic, with masters such as Ascanio and Tamariz as his influences, he is also the product of the ethereal mixture of biology, psychology, stardust and unicorn tears that produces genius. Two of my favorite magicians were Albert Goshman and Del Ray. They had the ability to connect with an audience through their magic on a basic emotional level. There was an honesty in their work. Their ingenious methods, impeccable technique and their irresistible characters were intertwined to create a whole experience greater than the sum of it’s parts. I can think of few performers today who rise to that level. Dani is one. His performances seem spontaneous, his miracles real. An audience feels that they have been treated to a unique experience, not an over-rehearsed stale presentation. To watch him with a live audience is a lesson in what close up magic ought to be, an imitate shared experience of miracles and humanity. His casual style disguises his deep understanding of fundamental magic principles and applied psychology. Any student of magic, at any level would do well to pay close attention.”

DVD 1: 100% DaOrtiz


In this first DVD, Dani shows off his world class professional act, complete with in-depth explanations.

Performance and Explanations:
Numerical Match
I Do not Remenber
MathMagic
Oil and Water (by Chaos)
Aces Why?
Horizontal Open Triumph (version 2011)
The One
Triple Intuition

Interview About the Show

DVD 2 - Fascinations


A DVD that covers the 4 main fascinations of Dani DaOrtiz: Letters torn and restored, Perception, Management Hofzinser double letter.
In each of its fascinations, Dani DaOrtiz stops to explain games and ideas, thus showing why it fascination with this topic.

Torn and Restored
Time Travel
T & E Chink Chink
Flash Restoration

Deceptive Perception
Aces on the Deck
Imaginary Pendulums
Concepts

The Double Card
Twice Ahead
Mentalism by Elimination
Four Fly
Chink Chink Cards

Hofzinser
Problem Number
IEN
Choosen Suit
Two Deck Trick
Remenber & Forget

About the Fascinations Interview

DVD 3 - Psychology


In this fascinating DVD, Dani shows us a host of psychological, used from the viewpoint of espectaor itself to transform a simple puzzle in a miracle.
Attitude, reaccciones times, perceptions, timming … especially among ideas, subtleties and games.

Force Classic
Introduction
Rhythm
Focus
Atitude (A, B and C)

Playing with Time (Psychology force)
Introduction
You Deal
They Deal
On the Table
Dealing Groups
One Second for the Magic (Trick and Explanation)

NAAEC
Introduction
The Importance of Numbers
The Number 18
Directing the Spectator
NAAEC (Trick and Explanation - Game and explanation)

Thought of card (MC method)
Method and Example
Thought Collector (Trick and Explanation - Game and explanation)

Imaginary Deck
Classic Force
Force Value
7th Position Force
One in Five (Spelling)
Property Sequence
VT
Performances Examples

Interview About the Psychology

DVD 4 - Semi-Automatic


Eight semi fascinating effect. Although the effects are extremely simple, Dani proposes to call them, because a large part of the game should carry the personality of the magician. This makes use of these games to explain the importance of the magician. In addition, the games were not chosen at random. Effects extremely strong, despite being semi-automatic can be made ​​instantly provided with a deck.

Introduction

Performance and Explanations:
Prediction Twin
Imaginary Dice
Business Card Collector
Missing Player
Card and Number
Abracadabra
3 Oportunities
Chaotic Cards Trick 21

Interview
I Do not Remenber
MathMagic
Oil and Water (by Chaos)
Aces Why?
Horizontal Open Triumph (version 2011)
The One
Triple Intuition

Interview About the Show

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 9th, 2011
Even though I think I've seen just about every YouTube clip he's been in as well as his previous DVDs & downloads, my first impression of Utopia is this is a Dani DaOrtiz I haven't seen before. Disc One has him in a formal close up show for approximately 50 spectators and he's more commanding, theatrical yet charming than ever. The show itself has a feel of an actual paid performance being taped for this DVD shoot vs a magic DVD shoot with a live audience (I hope that makes sense). The crowd's reactions were enthusiastic but restrained with none of the over-the-top stuff you almost always see these days on magic DVDs.

The impression I had after watching the formal close up show was DaOrtiz was just toying and jazzing around while performing these miracles and having a grand old time with his audience. David Britland's piece in this month's Genii calls him 'happy-go-lucky' and he's right. Dani is charming, warm, funny, intelligent and passionate about the art which comes through in his performances as well as his instructions and even while conducting 1on1 interviews with producer Luis DeMatos.

Dani speaks in both Spanish and English with subtitles available for seven languages. If you view Dani's teaching lecture on the 2011 EMC discs you'll get an idea of his command of the language and the type of teaching he does on Utopia.

As for the impact of the magic itself, my jaw was dropping throughout both the performances and explanations. The technical difficulty of the set runs from "very easy" (an unintentional running joke by DaOrtiz) to intermediate. You don't have to be a move monkey but some tricks require the ability to handle doubles very well, perform a classic pass, etc.

As to detailed instructions on the moves themselves Dani does provide explanations but this isn't an instructional set on foundational card sleights. DaOrtiz's advice on how to master the picking up of a double from the table and snapping it as a single is to do it 1000 times ("It's very easy").

Utopia is the result of more than a decade of DaOritz collecting field data from thousands of live performances. He shares his knowledge of timing, focus, attitude, human nature, behaviour patterns, perspective and psychology in the art of magic as it was taught to him via the Spanish school of card magic. He says Ascanio, Jose Carroll, Fred Kaps, Gabi Pareras, Lennert Green and of course Juan Tamariz have played an important role in his development.

While most of the tricks are technically within the grasp of an intermediate card person it's the subtleties, psychological games and construction of his routines which makes your jaw drop when DaOrtiz perfectly executes the trick. The lessons are wonderful and this could very well be a new instant classic for card magic because DaOrtiz focuses on what should be going on between the performers ears.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 29th, 2012
This set by DD is a eye opener. The stuff taught here are by no means easy as hell. But with practice, minds will be blown. The psychological stuff that Dani imparts is priceless eg. how to successfully force a card and he describes a few ways. Practiced the force and it worked and obviously minds were blown. The off beat, casual style is very cool as well.

Teaching is clear and Dani is pure joy to watch. Seriously. He is entertaining even when he speaks.

Pure Magic.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 19th, 2012
Watching Dani DaOrtiz perform magic makes me feel like a kid again. His presentation-style and technique combine to form a way of doing magic that makes everything seem new again. It also doesn't help that his enthusiasm for the art is contagious. I've been an avid magic hobbyist for almost 8 years now and the tricks on this set blew me away.

What these 4 DVDs offer more than anything else though is an insight into WHY the tricks work. As a sociology major I found this aspect alone to be worth the price of the set. I've never before seen as deep a look into the methods of audience manipulation on a strictly card magic DVD. Some of these methods seem insane... until you see them work. Most of them are simple and stunningly effective, while all of them take practice and confidence.

Overall a unique and amazing purchase that is definitely not for beginners.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 24th, 2011
Just add it to cart. Even though it's expensive, do it. You won't regret it. It has just sooo much magic! Dani is very funny and it's not to hard. Some of the things he goes over require that you can be relaxed when you are performing, and that have a "clear brain" and that when you're performing you have a good conversation with your audience, so he/she "does what you want". What I really did not axpect about this DVD set, was the two bonus tricks, Follow the leader and Crescendo are also explained on there. These are both tricks that you can buy from "the wire" on theory11. I'm very happy that I bought this set, and will never regret it!
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2013
Great magic by an interesting and beautifully careless magician. Where Lennart Green is "clumsy" Dani Daortiz seems, like he says repeatedly "I don't care" with his tricks you get the feeling that if you picked a card or imagined a number you could change your mind at any time and he would still know what you picked or thought.

I loved this DVD set.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 8th, 2013
You have to know only one thing: you wont be dissapointed.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2011
I was in conflict with card magic (which is not a very good thing when you are a magician...), and by that I mean that I liked just a few card effects after trying so many of them.
This DVD encouraged me to see card magic in a different way. In a way that shows what is behind card magic (phsychology, perception etc), and that shows that we can like some effects more than others, and IT'S OK as long as you create different ways to express them working on your presentation.

Chapeau bas l'artiste, senior Daortiz!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 24th, 2012
this is the best set i ever own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2013
There is so much terrific material here, it's hard to know where to start. Basically every trick he does could become a downloaded standalone trick. Tons and tons of great martial. But perhaps my favorite part is his terrific audience management.

He has control of what happens like no one else. His forces are effortless and superb. He says he doesn't want a reputation for "fast hands" but there's plenty of that in here as well. Everything he does appears clean and effortless. His entire performance goes off like he doesn't have a care in the world.

He also goes very much in depth into forces. This stuff is pure gold. Love this DVD set.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 4th, 2014
This DVD is just full of card magic. The performances transcend the language barrier (subtiled in many languages), and the teaching (spoken English) is clear and thought provoking. I have yet to peform publicly any of the routines from the DVD as I have just recieved it only over a week ago. However I have been hesitant most of my magic career to perform some of the psycholgical, or classic forces out there, but after watching this DVD I have been forcing cards in this manner left and right. I Immedeately ordered "The Fat Brothers" DVD as a compliment to Utopia, and I am now an even bigger fan of Danni Da Ortiz.
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