He’s a magician with muscles and a tan. She’s a Latin dancer with a megawatt smile. Together Sixto and Lucia are one of the hottest new acts – and the hottest couple – of the Great Moscow Circus.
The Cuban couple’s “Quick Change” magic act has to be seen to be believed. They describe it as “using the illusion of magic to change costumes swiftly in front of a live audience”, but what they fail to say is just how swiftly this happens, including from a swimming costume to an evening gown in seconds.
Although there seems to be hundreds of acts like this out there, the pair say in 2010 they were the first to perform this kind of magic in Cuba where it ha never been seen before. “It was innovative, a new field in Cuba, in magic,” says Lucia.
They are now among the top 10 acts of this kind in the world and have won awards, even in Russia – reportedly the birthplace of the modern version of Quick Change magic.
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