The Magic Rainbow is the fruit of more than forty years of thought, study and analysis by Juan Tamariz, considered a genius of magic the world over. In 1988, Tamariz published The Magic Way, which became an immediate classic. In it he revealed a brilliant system for making the secret methods of magic effects impossible to detect. In The Magic Rainbow, Tamariz takes his readers and their audiences farther up The Magic Way until they are delivered to the ultimate destination, where logical analysis is abandoned to emotions of amazement, fascination and wonder; where the feeling of magic becomes, for a while, an impossibility firmly rooted in reality.
In explaining how the magician can achieve this goal, Tamariz provides remarkable and original techniques that make it possible to erase bits of memory that might lead to the method of the trick, and how to enhance and create memories that build the impossibility of the effect both immediately and in the future. He gives an original strategy for dealing with technical mistakes when they happen during performances. He explains why and how comedy and drama combine with magic, in both bad and good ways, how to make the most effective combinations for creating astonishing and memorable magic-and much more.
The Magic Rainbow is Juan Tamariz’s magnum opus on magic-performance theory. It presents essays, explanations, revelations, insight and analysis-forty years of thinking by the world’s most respected and beloved magician. Above all, The Magic Rainbow is Juan Tamariz’s love song to magic and magicians, with lyrics that will guide your performances to their highest peaks and your audiences to the rainbow of magical emotion.
594 pages. Hardcover. Translated to English by Rafael Benatar.