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Philosophy

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    Open discussion with Gaetan Bloom, Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier. The three protagonists will evoke their memories and anecdotes concerning great "Masters of Magic": Frank Garcia ("The Man With The Million Dollar Hands"), Freddy Fah, Fred Kaps and Philippe Fialho.  
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    The " Fruits d'Or de Montaneuf ": it is a magic brotherhood created by Claude Rix in 1973. For more details, we invite you to watch the " Videocast Rix Fruits d'Or " published on Double Fond TV. Ali Bongo was one of the pillars of the "Fruits d'Or de Montaneuf". Discover, or rediscover this exceptional artist through these four episodes.  
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    Fred Razon introduces us to this art form, which is an adjunct to magic and can be a wonderful complement to our own performances. He breaks down his pickpocket act element by element, and gives us the keys to integrating this art form with magic to complete and enrich our performances. These explanations are split into seven parts. - Part #1: In this preamble, he draws our attention to the fact that it is better to approach these explanations on pickpocketing in the order of the videos. - Part #2: He presents the main lines that will be developed in the following chapters, and he shares his own journey with us, as well as his list of his favorite pickpockets. - Part #3: How to "steal" a watch. - Part #4: How to manage the "steals" based on the disposition of the pockets in the spectator's jacket. - Part #5: Description of his stage act, which consists of 3 steps, plus the final step. - Part #6: Continuation of part #5. - Part #7: Answers to miscellaneous questions asked by Alexandra Duvivier.  
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    The idea is to present works of magical literature and the people involved have a freewheeling discussion about what they think of it. Today, three protagonists: Gaetan Bloom, Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier. The book of the day: "Will Goldston's Exclusive Magical Secrets". Not to be missed under any circumstances!  
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    Enter the wonderful world of this expert and great French magician. One of his best friends: Fred Kaps, with whom he worked for over 20 years... a reference! Claude Rix lectured at the Double Fond on 11/08/2007, which you can enjoy in five parts. You will discover or discover again among other things the fabulous possibilities of the stacked deck.  
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    You will share a privileged moment with Dominique Duvivier. In a questions/answers form, he reveals himself as never before: you will discover the secrets of his magic, his vision of life, as well as his art. You will benefit from precious advice to make your horizon grow and become more competent in your way of doing magic. A unique opportunity to discover the theoretical aspects behind the practice!  
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    To celebrate the 23 years of existence of the Double Fond, in 2011 we welcomed Eric Antoine for a few shows and a lecture. We can say that the atmosphere was particularly nice. The Double Fond in all its splendor! What bliss... This recording is the discussion after one of these shows, between the three artists that evening (Eric Antoine, Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier) and the public.  
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    Through this discussion, Jerome Sauloup opens the doors of his universe to you at the frontiers of reality: how and why he became interested in magic at six years of age, what his training was, how he approaches his magic, what he has contributed to our art through the tricks he has created, how he designed magic sets, tricks and books for beginners, which have been distributed all over the world… A very personal journey for this talented magician.  
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    Laurent Beretta develops his approach to improve his performances by mixing the different existing artistic disciplines, allowing him to enrich the magical worlds he creates during his shows.  
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    « Hiding the Elephant » is a book written by Jim Steinmeyer that traces the history and "wars" between magicians when magic became the entertainment of choice for the general public before the advent of movies. He describes the creative process in magic, the notion of keeping a secret in magic, etc... through the great magicians of the time (Thurston, Selbit, Devant, Maskelyne, Kellar, Robert-Houdin, Buatier de Kolta, Houdini...) and the illusions they created. A fascinating and essential book!  
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    What a beautiful subject! And so vast... If you want to learn from Eric's experience in this field, watch this interview which is extremely rich in secrets. How do you tell a story? To whom can it be told? Why tell a story? And how to tell it? Thirty minutes to get to know the world of this giant of French magic and learn how to ask yourself the right questions before putting together your own show.  
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    Howard Hamburg is a magical legend. Known to be particularly secretive, yet he now shares more than 60 years of magical experience with you. He experienced the golden age of the Magic Castle in Hollywood and was a personal friend of Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller, and now shares many fascinating anecdotes with you. As if you were there! In this episode, he tells you about the time Dai Vernon is supposed to have missed his trick, and against all odds, he succeeded! “I never miss!”  
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    Bertran Lotth is one of the best magicians of great illusions in Europe and he is French! He was awarded the "Baguette d'Or" in Monte-Carlo and twice the "Mandrake d'Or", and has twice received the award for best magic show of the year. He has been performing exclusively for the Futuroscope for almost 20 years and has been working for the Puy du Fou (voted best amusement park in the world) for 30 years. An exemplary career from which every magician can draw inspiration.  
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    Vito Lupo, magician performing artist, creative consultant, and lecturer, born in New York City, where the “arts” were a natural atmosphere for the training, development and inspiration of Lupo’s work. His commitment, dedication and discipline to the “Arts” has provided Vito with a unique awareness in the theatrical arts including visual and psychological applications in contemporary performance magic. He was the first American to receive First Place at FISM at the age of 18 years old. It’s a friendship that has lasted for 50 years between Dominique and Vito.  
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    Get ready to virtually descend into the mythical hall of the Double Fond; it is March 31, 2005, and you are about to attend one of the most successful shows in our theater: "Intimist" with Dominique Duvivier. "Like a rocket, Dominique has long developed his own spirit of Magic... Some of his favorite shows are called "Intimist". All of them are at the cutting edge of Art and a great source of inspiration... It's simply real magic." Gaëtan Bloom  
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    "Against adversity, see you every day at 10am for a little well-deserved escape! ". This is what Alexandra and Dominique announced as soon as the lockdown was put in place in March 2020: for almost 100 days, daily videos were published. "Their goal was not to lose contact with the viewer, to communicate. " one could read in "Le Figaro" (newspaper in France). Alexandra confided, "As artists, we almost have a duty to show that we are always on deck. "  
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