What if you could see real magic? What if the performer in front of you did not use sleight of hand but supernatural powers? Could you spot the difference?
Human brains are filled with flaws that, in spite of being the reason we survived and evolved during the eons, made us believers. Reality is just an illusion to make us fit to the world and Illusionists are specialists in make this their craft.
Daniel Prado is one of them, with one difference: He tells the truth. Daniel doesn’t spoil the magic by revealing secrets, but making his audience part of a greater understanding of his art. He does that by showing them that the smartest people are the ones that get fooled easier due to the way they see the world. He can memorize a deck of cards, explaining how he does that and even so, fool the most watchful audiences.
Another thing that makes Daniel Prado different is he’s ability to create original techniques and effects making his art more personal and unique.
Daniel has three national prizes in Brazil, Close-Up Magic, Card Magic and Inventions/Improvements in 2008 and 2009 – Magic In Rio and EMM.
In 2014, Daniel released, on one of the most prestigious websites in the world, magicwise, dananddave.com, his first and acclaimed technique, The Peregrine Pass.
About the Peregrine Pass:
‘There are very few ‘tabled action passes’ in existence. The performer usually has to manipulate the selected card before or after a ribbon spread. Daniel Prado has created a technique that allows you to do the “dirty work” under the cover of a much larger, natural action, which is always a good thing. If you do tabled card work (and you should!), Prado’s ‘Peregrine Pass’ is a deceptive, unassuming, and useful addition to your arsenal.’ – Jason England
‘It was all done, and I was still waiting for the move! I would say Daniel’s Peregrine Pass looks incredible – except there is really nothing to see!’ – Pit Hartling
‘An incredible move that any cardman who works on the table should have in his arsenal of sleights.’ – Richard Kaufman
‘It’s not often we stumble upon a secret technique that looks authentic to the natural action taking place, in this case – closing a spread of cards. With the Peregrine Pass, what happens “behind the scenes” when compared to the polished performance is night and day. This is sleight of hand at its finest!’ – dananddave.com
In November of 2015 Daniel released his second technique The Cloak, still on dananddave.com.
About The Cloak:
‘The Cloak allows for the impossible – invisibility’ – dananddave.com
‘Daniel Prado, has come up with one of the most deceptive and magical interpretations of the venerable Tent Vanish. I am passionate about the plot of The Open Travelers or Invisible Palm Aces and I can see how Daniel’s application will make this classic routine even more memorable. For all discerning card men, this is worthy of your attention’. – Mike Vincent