Cosentino - The Grand Illusionist
Australia’s world-renowned entertainer, Cosentino The Grand Illusionist, has confirmed he will be bringing his spectacular new live show 'Twisted Reality' to Auckland and Wellington in August - September 2015.
Cosentino has been called “a supercharged showman” by the Herald Sun, a “daredevil performer” by National Nine News and is said to “mirror the legendary Harry Houdini” by the LA Times.
In his own unique and award-winning style, Cosentino fuses traditional sleight of hand magic, grand illusions and physical demonstrations into novel and original presentations. He escapes the boundaries of the past and performs the most original and funky effects witnessed today. He really is ”a one-man phenomenon“ Grant Denyer.
Cosentino has already achieved what many performers have only ever dreamed of; Runner Up on the highest rating show in 2011 - Australia’s Got Talent, winner of Dancing With The Stars in 2013, a three times Australian Award Winning magician, a Guinness World Record holder, a nominee for the prestigious Helpmann Awards and a Multi Award Winner of the Merlin by the International Magicians’ Society.
“The Merlin Award is to magic what the Oscar is to motion pictures, what the Emmy is to television and what the Tony is to theatre” says Max Toth, IMS Merlin Award Committee Chairman. Cosentino was awarded ‘Most Original Magician’ in 2012 and recently ‘International Magician of the Year’ in 2013, ranking him amongst the best magicians in the world.
Cosentino’s commanding stage presence and enigmatic personality, combined with impeccable technique, sets him apart from the ordinary performer. New York’s Wall Street Journal has featured him as a stand out talent and the The West Australian states that he is the “Rocking New Wizard of OZ”.
Cosentino is undoubtedly “Australia’s Greatest Magician” states Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. Considered an entertainment pioneer, reinventing the magic craft and breaking all boundaries in Australia, he was the first magician in Australian history to have his own television specials, which have been viewed by over 6.1m people nation-wide (OzTam ratings) “He understands the visual medium and that is rare thing – an overnight natural at TV.” – Herald Sun
He has appeared on every major television show and print publication across the country making him a household name and one of the countries’ most recognisable people. Cosentino is “The most dominant figure currently in Australian entertainment” - Alan Jones 2GB
Cosentino’s original and innovative presentations have earnt him the respect of his peers and clients alike. “Australia has never, ever had a performer like Cosentino” - Danni Minogue.
He is a pure showman, with constant ‘sell out’ shows around the country with over 60 thousand tickets sold in 2013 with international promoter Live Nation. His productions are amongst the most powerful, riveting and sought-after in the entertainment industry today.
A performance by Cosentino is an entertainment spectacular.
“Cosentino is an absolute superstar”
“His show is a spectacle of stunning mastery of mind‐bending wizardry”
“I am amazed for the first time in my entire life.”
“Cosentino is taking magic to a new level”
“Heir to Houdini”
Channel 7 News
“Cosentino is a showman. His magic performances are flamboyant spectacles”
The Age (Melbourne magazine)