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THEORY

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    The "elders" thought that magic could only be divided into 3 families of effects: appearance, disappearance, transformation. In the last century, Winston Freer revolutionized magic by discovering 17 families. Dominique Duvivier developed the concept and today, his work is based on 30 families! In this video, Alexandra Duvivier highlights the importance of this concept and explains how she takes it into account to enrich her performances and make them more attractive.  
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    Freddy Fah (1916-1998) is one of the greatest French magicians of the 1950s and one of Dominique Duvivier's mentors. His wife and stage partner, Yvette Fah, made a point of entrusting Dominique Duvivier with some video archives, which you can enjoy exclusively today. Dominique Duvivier himself comments on these very rare images to share with you the thrill he experienced with this exceptional artist.  
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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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    Here is THE section you have been waiting for to share a privileged moment with Dominique Duvivier. In a questions/answers form, he opens up 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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    You are about to discover a tradition of the Double Fond: for many years, all our "event" shows were followed by an informal discussion with the artists. After the curtain fell, the artists would return to the stage to share a simple moment of exchange with the audience. It was a much appreciated moment, which gave everyone the opportunity to ask questions, to glean some professional advice, to learn more about any subject... That's also the magic of the Double Fond! In this case, this discussion took place in 2004 after the show "Intimiste 1" with Dominique Duvivier. After the show, Alexandra had joined her father for this moment of exchange with the audience. Unfortunately the quality of the sound is not good, but the subjects discussed are fascinating. Enjoy the show!  
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    In 30 years, more than 80 shows have been created at the Double Fond and nearly 400,000 spectators have come to this tiny venue. Here you can discover excerpts from one of Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier's shows, filmed in 2004, when our theater celebrated its 16th anniversary. Sweet memories that these moments shared all together to build, little by little, a legendary duo! In this video, you will have the chance to see (or see again) Dominique Duvivier's famous homage to Michel Polnareff and one of the most famous two-handed acts of the Duvivier duo: Naomi  
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    Meet the Duviviers, father and daughter, in complete complicity and at the top of their art, in a particularly interactive and fooling show on the theme of gambling. In the purest tradition of the Double Fond, discover a magical comedy conducted at full speed with very, very close-up magic! "Magic. Literally. The audience is won over. " Le Parisien "(...) it's happening right in front of our eyes and we can't see anything" France 2 - 1pm news "  
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    It's time for you to go downstairs to the mythical Double Fond venue to discover the first part of one of the most successful shows in our theater: "Le hasard, c'est moi" with Dominique Duvivier. Laughter at every moment, a profusion of miracles just a few centimeters from your eyes, all in an unbridled rhythm: you will find a Duvivier at the top of his art, in all intimacy...

    "One of the leading figures of the close up, this magic of proximity that drives the spectators crazy! "Le Figaro "Duvivier is one of the greatest magicians: a master of the close up " France Soir

    Video editing by David Nguyen  

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    What leads us to become a professional magician? What are the major apprenticeships that have marked my life and allowed me to travel in more than 60 countries and work for the biggest luxury brands? Here I give you the essence of my knowledge (and of my mistakes too!). I hope that this slice of life will inspire you!  
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    Among all the traditions of the Double Fond, there is one that is very important to us: the shows in which the entire troupe participates. You will discover here the beginning of the show " Ouketi Ouketi " created in 2015, entirely written on the theme of the three-card monte and in which, therefore, the whole team participated: you will see here Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier, Quoc Tien Tran, Adeline Galland, Sophie Nguyen, Jean-Pierre Crispon, Philippe de Perthuis and Cédric Reimon.  
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    A very rare archive: you will discover a magnificent coin act with music by Dominique Duvivier! Years later, customers still tell us about it!  
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    A discussion between father and daughter! Alexandra questions her father to understand how he became what he is.  
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    Some theoretical reflections on the magician's position. Why and how we should think about what we are doing, far beyond pure technique?  
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    Howard Hamburg is a magical legend. Known to be particularly secretive, yet it is with you that he now shares more than 60 years of magical experience. He, who experienced the golden age of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, was a personal friend of Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller, among others, and shares many fascinating anecdotes with you. As if you were there! If you want to know a little bit about Dai Vernon, known as "The Professor" and his legend, listen to this story! All the legends of magic are there : Michael Skinner, Charlie Miller, Johnny Thompson, Larry Jennings... it makes you dream !  
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    Howard Hamburg is a magical legend. Known to be particularly secretive, yet it is with you that he now shares more than 60 years of magical experience. He, who experienced the golden age of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, was a personal friend of Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller, among others, and shares many fascinating anecdotes with you. As if you were there! In this episode, he shares with you a particularly touching story with Johnny Thompson. Thanks to him you will be able to relive these privileged moments.  
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    Howard Hamburg is a magical legend. Known to be particularly secretive, yet it is with you that he now shares more than 60 years of magical experience. He, who experienced the golden age of the Magic Castle in Hollywood and was a personal friend of Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller, shares many fascinating anecdotes with you. As if you were there! In this episode, he tells you why Dai Vernon always called him Howar! And not Howard!  
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