24th edition of Monte Carlo Magic Stars 2009
The magical world of a surreal and enchanted universe worthy of Harry Potter’s environment
Wednesday 7th October 2009 at 15:00
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October 2009 at 21:00
Sunday 11th October 2009 at 15:00
Gala evening: Saturday 10th October 2009 at 21:00
With award ceremony on stage after the performance
Jury Awards: ‘Golden Wand’ and ‘Silver Wand’
Junior Jury Award: presented to one of the artists participating in the whole show
Special Awards: Société des Bains de Mer
Presentation and entertainment: Normag and Ilva Scali (France)
Musical entertainment: Frank Wilson and his daughter Anna (Holland)
Outdoor entertainment: L’Escadrille (France) – This ambulatory burlesque trio will perform an act based on the theme of ‘The Shadows’.
Outdoor entertainment by L’Escadrille will take place in the car park opposite the theatre’s entrance about 45 minutes prior to each performance. In addition, before the shows and during the interval, close-up magicians, mostly from Nice’s Club de MAGICA, will perform in the bar-foyer area.
To commemorate the latest edition of Monte Carlo Magic Stars a stamp will be issued on 17th June 2009 by The Stamp Issuing Office of Monaco at a value of 0.73 Euros featuring a work of art conceived by the famous painter Spencer Hodge especially for the occasion reflecting the “fantastical” aspect of the chosen theme. The painting will also be available as a poster.
1st part: The upcoming stars of the international magic scene (competing)
MICKY MAK (People’s Republic of China): Act making white umbrellas appear. Awarded First Prize at the Congress of the Association of Asian Magicians in Shenzhen in December 2008.
ERWAN (France): Dove act
YO KATO (Japan): Manipulation
SERGIO (Argentina): General magic
SERGUEÏ YANPOLSKIY: Fire magic
2nd part (not competing):
LOUPI (France): Magical comedian
AN HA-LIM (North Korea): Card manipulation
MATADOR (Israel/Uzbekistan) : Comedic transformist duo
TONY CHAPEK (U.S.A.): Interactive magic
ROCCO (Italy / U.S.A.): General magic
This list does not correspond to the order of appearance during the performance.
A Senior Jury and a Junior Jury will be present on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October to award the Golden Wand, the Silver Wand and the Special Awards.
Members of the Senior Jury are traditionally personalities from show business and the world of magic. This year it will be made up of Eric Eswin, International President of the International Federation of Magic Societies - FISM (Netherlands) and Francesco Bouglione, Director of the Bouglione Winter Circus in Paris, the singer and actress Lorie and Dani Lary, a French magician who was awarded a Silver Wand at the 6th edition of the Monte Carlo Magic Grand Prix….
The Junior Jury is composed of 6 pupils who attend schools in Monaco).
Tickets cost 47 Euros for adults and 24 Euros for students and under 21s. Ticket prices for the Gala Evening are of 50 Euros and 25 Euros respectively.