Camilo The Magician (aka Camilo Dominquez) brings his newest show Magik to Vancouver’s Norman Rothstein Theatre later this month.
More than a year in the making, his new show is a combination of illusion, mind-reading, close-up magic and, of course, a little comedy.
Though not yet in his thirties, Camilo is already a veteran of the magic performing circuit. For this, his tenth show, he promises to take audiences on a journey. “It’s not just illusion after illusion,” the 28-year-old entertainer promises.
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Camilo learned his first magic trick at the age of four from celebrated Colombian magician Consuelo Lorgia. He was later mentored by Gustavo “Mago Gus” Rodriguez and attended the School of Magic Arts in Bogota, where he studied with renowned magician Richard Sarmiento.
At age 15 Camilo moved to Victoria to further his education, and went on to study at both Langara College’s Studio 58 in Vancouver and the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts. He also participated in a Theatre History Exchange Program in London, England.
He may also be the only magician in the world who also has a song written about him.
Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live in the rehearsal room with Camilo The Magician to find out more about his upcoming show, to chat about what brought him to the world magic in the first place, and of course, a few magik tricks.
Magik plays the Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver) March 15, 16, 29 & 30. Visit camilothemagician.com for tickets and information.