Choregraphed Card Magic – Shawn Farquhar

February 8th, 2008 | Team Ellusionist | Filed Under General

I ran across this video last year and recently stumbled upon it again this morning. It’s an awesome Ambitious Card routine by Shawn Farquhar choreographed to music. It’s really more than an Ambitious Card, but that is at the heart of the routine. If you remember a couple of months ago I posted a music video for Dashboard Confessional which is in a similar vein. Shawn does this as part of his regular act and this clip is taken from one of his live shows.

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  1. I saw this routine live a while back. Amazing.

  2. ApocketCrocketE on:


  3. Paul Abrahamian on:

    Amazing, simply amazing. I’m trying to figure out and do what he’s doing, it makes an awesome routine/performance. Bravo.

  4. This is an excellent routine. I think everyone should take a lesson from this..

  5. This was an excellent show.

  6. It definitely shows how the ambitious card has so many applications keeping the sky the limit.

  7. Wow. I was like this is a simble ACR when he was doing his cuts and then he comes up with the spades, the clubs, and all that stuff.

  8. ..::Trickmaster::… on:

    wow…very cool. He memorized such a long routine! That is one very hard trick to do!

  9. Nice….so heartbreaking…does anyone know the title of the music…this music is so heartbreaking….and it talks about hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs.


  10. Steve Pellegrino on:

    The music is “Shape of My Heart” by Sting. It’s on his album “Ten Summoner’s Tales”

  11. thats absolutely awesome!!

  12. i never cease to be amazed at what people come up with.i love music,which was so enjoyable to watch…what a great twist!

  13. That was impressive and awe inspiring. This shows what a true art form magic can become.

  14. Very nice… thanks for sharing.

  15. Wow this video is really inspiring. Magic is art and this video really shows that. I love how he used the music and tied in his magic. This is one of the greatest things I have seen. I like how everything tied together so well. I would really like to see more videos like this one. Thank you for putting it up.

  16. that was awesome!excellent work!

  17. Holy crap, that was awesome!

  18. I just saw it on a cruise last week. I got his signature!!