December 05, 2012

Splash Magazine Review

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The Magic of Ivan Amodei: Intimate Illusions – Magic is For Grown-Ups

By Ma'ayan Cohen

Magic is for grown ups, as Ivan Amodei demonstrates in his dexterous 90-minute performance at the acclaimed Beverly Wilshire.
From his sleight of hand in a sharp black suit to the reciprocal tunes of concert cellist, Irina Chirkova, in her scorching red dress – classics such as Bach and Dvorak, the Mission Impossible theme, and comical lone notes – we see magic played right.


October 21, 2012

Houdini’s Escape


One of the most famous names in magic was known for wrapping himself in chains, shackles and handcuffs and then throwing himself into icy rivers.

Each time, he managed to escape from his constraints. In my show, you'll bear witness to a technique mastered by the great Houdini that is literally death-defying. You might think this is extremely dangerous and that I’m crazy for attempting such a challenge.

And you might be correct. This technique is terrifying and intimidating, and I’d be lying if I told you nothing could go wrong.

February 05, 2012

Ventura County Star Article

Jeff Favre


Ivan Amodei is Ventura County's hottest magician, as evidenced by his more than one-year run of weekend illusion shows at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.