Article: What is a Magical Assistant? By Kelly Peron
- JOANIE SPINA
Vegas videographer Joanie Spina is no stranger to the art of storytelling.
For the last 18 years she's been bringing her visions to fruition
on the stage. She co-directed and choreographed magician David Copperfield's
show for close to twelve years and choreographed his record breaking
Broadway Show, Dreams and Nightmares. She has directed and staged
shows at Caesar's Palace and Lady Luck Casino in Las Vegas, at the
Claridge Hotel and Trump's Marina in Atlantic City, at Crystal Palace
Casino in the Bahamas, and the Reno Hilton and Flamingo Hilton in
she turns her talents to documentary film making and video productions,
as well as video and music editing.
magicians are rare birds. And beautiful ones!"- Jan Dacri
people associate magicians with men only - not so, my friends. We
have many great magical talents in the world of magic that belong
to the fairer (smarter) sex. Here's where you will be able to meet
them, read about them, listen to interviews, watch them perform.
conversation with Jan
whose ideas and visions for this section will
be revealed over time.
a special section?
you kidding? People generally think of magicians as men. True most
magicians are men, but I felt that we neewded to create a special
pplace for all of the women in magic.
you be spotlighting various women?
We are planning a series of articles by and about women in magic.
We are also creating a permanent section where prominent female
magicians will be honored and displayed.
you a magician?
a performer, a motivational speaker, actually. One of my topics
is "Memory Magic", which is a form of magic, isn't it?
During my presentation, I teach various "magic" tricks
that use memory techniques.
can we expect to see in future articles?
first feature will be on our very own member of our esteemed Panel
of Magic Advisors, Gay Blackstone. We are working on Luna Shimada,
Ann White, Tina Lennert, Alyson, Diana Zimmerman, Joanie Spina,
Elizabeth Warlock, Mandy Davis and Becky Blaney. That's for starters.