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TEDxNorrkoping - Lennart Green, Niklas Lennartsson - A Bonus Close-up Magic Performance

Lennart Green is the Swedish card trick maestro and a world champion close-up/card magician. However, he prefers to be introduced as "misdirector". In 1991 he won the grand prize in close-up card magic from the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM), sometimes called the "Olympics of magic." He might've won it in 1985 also, except his act of seemingly impossible cardplay fooled even the judges. In 1991, he performed the same act but insisted that the judges themselves shuffle the cards to prove that he used no stooges. The judges then awarded him first place. He appeared at TED already in February 2005, and at TEDxNorrk?ping, September 2011, he was invited as an honorary guest. However he offererd a bonus show together with his friend, Niklas Lennartsson. Jointly they entertained the audience at TEDxNorrk?ping to an unadvertised bonus show on close-up card magic.Niklas' specialty is card magic and his repertoire extends across complicated gambling techniques, cups-and-balls and 'con' magic. Niklas has been performing in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, London, Phonix, Macedonia, and Bangkok.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, selforganized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. *(*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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