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Nate Staniforth

University of Iowa Family Weekend | Presented by CAB


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Register through the University of Iowa online here.
Your registration fee includes three tickets to Friday night’s 6:30pm or 8:30pm show.

More Info: University of Iowa Family Weekend


Nate Staniforth, host of the Discovery Channel’s “Breaking Magic” series and member of the prestigious Band of Magicians, has toured the United States since 2005, bringing his “unplugged” style of magic to over 20,000 people each year at clubs, colleges, universities, and theaters across the country. In 2011, Nate’s U.S. college tour brought in the “Best Small Venue Performer” award from the Campus Activities Magazine, and his weekly YouTube series has garnered almost half a million views. In 2009, Nate traveled extensively through Southeast Asia and India to learn about the traditions of magic in those cultures, studying with shaman, witch doctors, street performers, and anyone who could help him learn more about the traditional roots of his craft. These lessons, combined with his experiences on the road in America, led to his 2011 TED Talk titled “Creating Astonishment” that outlines his direct, no-frills approach to magic. Nate is the author of a book on performance theory for magicians and has worked as a consultant for some of the top magicians in the world. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in history and religion and, after living in Chicago and Los Angeles, returned to Iowa where he currently lives while not on tour.

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