The International Festival ‘Live magic’ returns, from 25 to 31 December, with more offers and many new features to celebrate the XV edition of an event that brings together more than 90,000 attendees throughout the province
We could make the Cathedral disappear, be there and escape at the same time, realize the imaginary and materialize an illusion; And, the best magicians in the world return to León. The capital celebrates, from 25 to 31 December, the XV edition of the International Festival ‘Live the Magic’, a cultural event that begins with «three shows and 2,400 spectators and today offers proposals and brings together more than 90,000 attendees in its entirety, «highlighting the mayor of Leon, Antonio Silván, during the presentation of this new edition, which took place yesterday at the Palacio del Conde Luna. The Festival ‘Live magic’ has been «growing and exceeding year after year», manifesting the direction of Cultural Policies of the Board, Mar Sancho, and the sub-delegate of the Government in León, Faustino Sánchez, who added that this event counts and you with the support of the two parties that represent «by the quantity and quality of the shows, for its international impact, and for its cultural, social and solidarity, because it is important that in addition to the finery, the Route of Magic , the Spaces with Magic and the magic in the street, ‘Live the Magic’ also carries out the illusion in places and collectives that do not have access, such as hospitals … In addition, it also represents the event, although they have their headquarters in León, will also open all the rest of the provinces of Castilla y León.
He also mentions that the León magic festival is also committed to rural areas, because in this edition ‘Vive la magia’ will be present in more than 60 locations in the province with more than 80 from the Deputation of León, Juan Martínez Majo, as a representative of this collaborating institution.
The biggest promoter of this project and creative director, Juan Mayoral, was in charge of giving a few strokes of the poster and this year’s program, which will always include international galas, magic on the street, school of magicians, spaces with magic, an exhibition of photos in honor of the 15th anniversary and many other proposals for all audiences, because magic and illusion is not just a children’s thing. Most of the poster this year has been modified recently to pay tribute to the great Houdini, the most important escape of all time. The reason, according to the director, is that one of the protagonists of the international gala – which will be held in the auditorium from December 28 to 31 – will be the American Andrew Basso, specialist in the show of ‘The Evasion of Water Torture with which Houdini revolutionized the world of magic. It is an achievement, it has been achieved, after years of perseverance, without a doubt, it has been a great demand for the attendees. The gala will also feature a laser and technology show, a shipment of laser sorcerers, another Chinese change of instant masks, another great device with the aesthetics of a summer story and a comic magic show with Manolo Costa and Mindanguillo. . The master of ceremonies will be Karim, a versatile character that represents the perfect balance between magic and comedy.
It also highlights that the unipersonal gala will be renamed ‘Vaya par de magos’, since on this occasion the protagonists: The Spanish illusionist Miguel Ángel Gea and the Argentine television star Merpin. Both will share the stage in the auditorium on December 26, 27 and 29.
And how could it be otherwise, ‘Live the magic’ will invade the streets of the city of Leon with a host of activities and magicians that will meet, throughout the week of the festival, representative spaces of the capital. It should also be noted that the festival offers «Spaces with magic»; a cocktail of magic and gastronomy to be held at La Colegiata, at the Hotel Conde Luna, at the Bodega Regia, at the Vía Principalis Restaurant, at the Abad San Antonio Hotel and at La Traga.
All this and many other things available to the viewer from December 25 to 31, and later for the rest of the provinces of the community. Likewise, the complete program and all the news can be found on the festivalvivelamagia.es page. In this same link, you can also access the web of brands, where tickets can be purchased from this Tuesday.