Carisa Hendrix aka Lucy Darling
If you follow my blog, you have heard me reference late-night magic finds on YouTube. Well, one night I stumbled onto Carisa Hendrix aka Lucy Darling. The first routine I saw her do and still one of my favorites is her find the cherry routine.
You can view the performance here: Lucy Darling – Hide and Seek Martini – Lady Magician at the Magic Castle
Carisa is funny, creative, and brilliant.
She is also an excellent example of women in the art.
Magic has for too long been dominated by men. Today there are many women in the art and I will be featuring some here in this blog. I am pleased to feature Carisa first for a number of reasons. I am a neo-Victorian performer and Carisa has that vibe at least in her Lucy Darling character but beyond that resonance, she is simply a joy to watch.
She takes classics and makes them original pieces, a rare skill but much needed.
A simple google search on her will yield some great results.
This is her main site: Carisa Hendrix
She is a Canadian based magician and fire eater apparently from Calgary, Alberta.
Calgary was host to one of my favorite winter Olympic Games, the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Yes, I am that old.
That was the year Brian Boitano and Katarina Witt took home the gold, but I digress.
Let’s get back to Carisa.
According to Wikipedia, in 2012 Carisa “set the Guinness world record for how long she could hold a lit torch in her mouth, a feat that was featured in both the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014 (Page 86) and Ripley’s Believe it or Not in 2015.”
In 2016 she was the subject of a documentary entitled, Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire “which tells the harrowing story of Hendrix’s journey to star in her own magic show on the Las Vegas strip. Best known for her lovable comedy magic character Lucy Darling, Hendrix has been thrilling audiences all over Canada and internationally for the past 15 years with her signature blend of classy, sassy comedy entertainment.”
Her dream has come true because in 2015 she starred in her own Las Vegas Illusion show.
Please check out her YouTube channel here: Carisa Hendrix
I hope you check out and enjoy the amazing talent of Carisa Hendrix.