International Magic Festival: Youri & Sophie win the 24th edition
Two artists from the Chai Royal are winners of the famous Magic Festival in Italy
The 24th edition of the International Magic Festival was held from 14 to 16 April 2023 in San Marino, Italy.
Every year, the International Magic Festival is a journey of discovery into the world of magic, illusionism and manipulation, attracting thousands of people.
With its rich programme of theatre performances, street magic, lectures and magic schools, it is a festival of magic that amazes and offers a breathtaking immersion into this fantastic world.
As an integral part of the San Marino Spring, the International Magic Festival is always highly anticipated by children.
The 2023 edition of the festival, a look at the programme...
- Friday 14 April 🗓️
10 magicians competed for the coveted trophy.
- Saturday 15 April 🗓️
The first event was the Close Up Gala. A magic show performed by the world's greatest close-up illusionists.
The second, with the Gran Gala della Magia, the highlight of the International Magic Festival, presented by the famous Italian comedian and illusionist Raul Cremona.
The participants of the Gran Gala della Magia were:
- Léa Kyle, a formidable transformist,
- Maxim, one of the best in the world and known for his dove appearance,
- Dala Illusions, and their grand impossible illusions,
- Youry and Sophie, the artists of the Chai Royal, with their very poetic act where a doll undergoes a metamorphosis,
- But also Zinthya, Charlie Mag and Magica Gilly, assisted by her father Gabriel
- Sunday 16 April 🗓️
Our artists Youri and Sophie won the 2023 edition 🥇
Grand illusion, quick-change, dove appearances, rope manipulations, giant cards, famous ring tricks, use of the flying table...
Youri and Sophie are two high-level artists offering shows that perfectly combine artistic quality and humour. You have certainly seen them on "Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde"...
This year, our two artists won the 1st prize of the festival in Charente-Maritime! 🤩
🧝♂️ Youri's background: After graduating from the Moscow school, Youri travelled the world's greatest stages as an acrobat, and then made a name for himself as a magician. His acts are captivating with their grace and poetry. On stage, he is accompanied by Sophie, an acrobat and magical partner!
Much appreciated for their sublime magic tricks, both bluffing and precise, Youri concentrates on manipulation while Sophie, his sublime assistant, impresses us with her perfect mastery of the hula-hoop and her exceptional level of balancing.