This week, Ira spoke with David Goldrake.
Luxembourg’s award-winning illusionist David Goldrake, who is presenting IMAGINARIUM at the Tropicana Las Vegas Tuesdays through Sundays at 7 p.m., now calls the city home.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Goldrake talks about discovering magic at age eight in a small country; learning to perform through reading books and using magic to validate his existence as a child; coming to Las Vegas after successfully establishing himself in Europe; combining reality and fantasy, as well as the grand illusion and close-up for his show; and why he believes magic is a universal language.
Representing a new generation of illusionists, David Goldrake’s IMAGINARIUM allows guests to lose all sense of reality, creating a surreal scene caught somewhere between reality and a dreamlike world full of dreams and fantasies.
From the classics of magical history to modern experience, the grand illusionist treats guests to an interactive show featuring escapology, music and choreography blending with modern 3D mapping technology.
Goldrake developed IMAGINARIUM with the best creators in the field of magic and entertainment, and undertakes a journey through time that challenges the laws of nature.
He started his career as a professional magician in 1999. In addition to being a regular performer at the renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, Goldrake has performed all over the world and has amazed more than 20 million guests in more than ten countries. He speaks seven languages.
In 2010, he was awarded the coveted ‘Mandrake d’Or’ award (The Oscar of Magic) ranking him alongside names such as other Las Vegas favorites including David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy. In 2015, Goldrake was awarded the “Merlin Award” for “Best Illusionist Europe 2015” by the International Society of Magicians.