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THE ILLUSIONISTS 2.0 Set for QPAC's Concert Hall, 19-25 Jan.

Following on from the highly successful season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in 2013, the team behind The Illusionists return to QPAC's Concert Hall, with seven brand new superheroes of stage illusion, from 19 to 25 January 2014 in The Illusionists 2.0.

Materialising at QPAC this summer, the jaw dropping sequel to The Illusionists features seven masters of mental and optical illusion,The Illusionists 2.0 gives audiences a look at the future of magic, showcasing a trail blazing new generation of Illusionists.

This brand new, high energy production propels the audience into the future of magic and illusion using cutting-edge visual effects including giant 3D interactive projections. Witness the magical genius of seven of the world's greatest stars of their genre, each with a unique skill that has won them countless fans globally.

The Master Magician, Luis De Matos of Portugal, will thrill with his mega illusions. This award-winning host of the BBC's The Magicians will leave audiences astounded by his ground-breaking mentalism.

The Warrior, Aaron Crow of Belgium, has audiences frozen in their seats with his dangerous acts. From swords to paintball guns to crossbows, The Warrior wields his talents with a confidence that will leave you in no doubt as to how he won first place at the World Championships of Magic.

The Deceptionist, James Moore of Britain, brings the 'dark arts' into the 21st century. With a personality that charms and stunts that amaze, The Deceptionist has wowed millions world-wide with his modern approach to classic magic tricks. Do not try this at home.

The Unusualist, Raymond Crowe of Australia, is the local artist breaking through the world magic scene. Part magician, part comedian, part inventor, The Unusualist has been touring the world with his uniquely Australian take on illusions.

The Hypnotist, Dr Scott Lewis of the United States, has audiences under his spell with mind-control tricks that bring out the inner artist in his subjects. Host of the longest-running hypnosis show in Las Vegas history, The Hypnotist has been mesmerising audiences across the globe and now it's Australia's turn.

The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin of South Korea, will have you second-guessing your memory with his lightening fast card tricks. Fresh from his 2012 win at global magic competition FISM, The Manipulator will fool even the fastest eye.

The Futurist, Adam Trent of the United States, is the fresh new face in magic. Combining classic magic tricks and cutting-edge technology, The Futurist dances his way through acts that demonstrate why he has been dubbed the 'next big thing' in magic.

Executive Producer Simon Painter believes this is an opportunity for audiences to experience the future of magic.

"The Illusionists was such a runaway hit when it premiered last summer we had to keep the magic alive!

"After scouring the globe for the world's best magicians we've brought together seven artists that represent the next direction of magic and we can't wait to share this exciting line-up with audiences in Brisbane".

"These guys are fresh, exciting and will definitely keep the audience guessing", Mr Painter said.

Set to be summer's most talked about show, The Illusionists 2.0 will leave you rubbing your eyes in disbelief, an un-missable experience for fans of magic, technology or anyone with an insatiable sense of wonder. Forget what you think you know about magic.The Illusionists 2.0 is the future.

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