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Helder
Guimarães

Helder Guimarães is a Portuguese-born performer, magician and creator of theatrical and immersive magic experiences. Recognized by The New York Times as “a master of illusions,” he is a World-Champion of Magic, two-time Parlor Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts and Ascanio Prize winner. Known for his unique approach to sleight-of-hand magic, storytelling and performance, Guimarães’ work has been featured at the Kennedy Center, TED Talks and Off-Broadway productions. His previous creations include Nothing to Hide, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, the Los Angeles sold-out Borrowed Time experience and the Off-Broadway theatrical Verso, directed by Rodrigo Santos. Using his knowledge of deception, Guimarães has consulted for major entertainment entities like NBC, Disney and Warner. As an example, he personally trained Oscar-winning actresses Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett for their roles in the movie Ocean's 8. Most recently, Guimarães’ one-man show Invisible Tango made its world premiere in Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse. In their review of the production, the Los Angeles Times described him as “either a magician posing as a philosopher or a philosopher posing as a magician. But however you classify him, he’s excellent company in his new show, Invisible Tango.” Guimarães currently resides in Los Angeles.

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