Dai A - Maryland Magicians
"America's Most Weird and Marvelous Exhibition"
"The World’s Greatest Sword Swallower" -J.R. Moeringer, The Los Angeles Times
Dai has traveled the world seeking hidden knowledge and forgotten arts. He has studied with Yogis and Martial Artists, Magicians and Fakirs, learning and perfecting their arts in order to bring his audience a performance of strange feats and unusual abilities unlike any previously witnessed.
Dai is a two time Guinness World Record holding sword swallower - including one for swallowing a sword that is curved 120 degrees! His show also features a wide range of mind over body demonstrations, escape artistry and a host of other skills infused with comedy and accompanied by an original musical score.
Thirteen years ago, at the age of seventeen, Dai began his professional career in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. One year later, Dai would find himself in Europe where he perfected his craft under the most trying conditions. While in Europe, Dai’s act met with great success; he was photographed for Time magazine, performed for television, and as a part of the prestigious "Commedia del Atre".
"Humorous and riveting...Dai's show will leave you with your heart in your throat, which sure beats having a sword there. I loved what I saw when my hands weren't covering my eyes." -Jeanne Moos, CNN
Since that time, Dai has performed all over the world, from Baltimore to Barcelona, Johannesburg to Tokyo giving demonstrations in more than thirty countries on five continents. He is a headline entertainer at casinos, festivals, colleges, and was a feature entertainer for Carnival Cruise lines for six years. He has appeared on television more than 50 times, including Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Discovery Channel and in an internationally broadcast story on CNN. He has also been the focus of numerous newspaper and magazine articles.
Dai has successfully produced many shows, including "Modern Fakir", the theatrical séance "An Experience in Spirit Theater", and a benefit for the Maryland Food Bank, to name a few. Between his performances on the international stage, Dai Andrews studies and teaches the Xingyiquan style of Chinese Kung Fu. He also enjoys restoring vintage cars and motorcycles, gardening in the Asian style, and creating sculpture in metal and other works of fine art.
Looking for something truly new, exciting, and different? Dai is definitely one of a kind. His unique talent sets him far apart from common magicians and jugglers, yet his new and refreshing performance style places him in a class above sideshow style acts. His performances never contain any blue humor and Dai always treats his audience with respect.
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Strolling: Sword Swallowing- Featuring the 90 degree curved sword, seven swords at one time, red hot sword and more... Iron Body Chi Gung- Bending spears and steel rebar and breaking arrows with the throat, the man who can't be hung. Iron Palm Chi Gung- Breaking steel bars with bear hands.
Stage Show: Dai Andrews is proud to announce the launch of his latest full length show: Fakir:: An ascetic or mendicant, especially one who performs feats of magic or endurance. Modern Fakir is an exciting journey through the colorful history of mind over body phenomenon, presented by a living master of these ancient traditions. It examines the venerable sages who created these strange arts, the cultures from which they emerged, and asks what we can learn from them today. This extreme performance presents new, strange and marvelous demonstrations you will never find anywhere else alongside re-imagined favorites, presented with humor and wit. Dai Andrews enthralls audiences with the mind bending exhibition of feats from Hindu Fakirs, Shaolin monks and beyond. Modern Fakir provides a unique glimpse into the potential of the human body that may include: Sword Swallowing- Featuring the 90 degree curved sword, seven swords at one time, red hot sword and more... Iron Body Chi Gung- Bending spears and steel rebar and breaking arrows with the throat, the man who can't be hung. Iron Palm Chi Gung- Breaking steel bars with bear hands. Traditional Fakir Demonstrations- The human blockhead, bed of nails, the human pincushion, fire eating.. Escape Artistry- Straitjackets, chains, handcuffs, 100 ft. of rope challenge escape. And much more...
Strolling: $335/hr with a two hour minimum.*
Stage Show: $2465 for the show description outlined above.*
*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.