september, 2019

10sep7:30 pm10:00 pmKainoa Harbottle Lecture


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Kainoa’s magic breathes new life into the tired phrase “right before your very eyes.” His performances represent his wish to share with others uncanny experiences—events that bring to life our desires. By making money appear from nowhere, reading people’s minds, and proving that (with the right encouragement) everyone can perform the impossible, Kainoa endeavors to make magical experiences meaningful to all.

By high school Kainoa was working alongside some of O’ahu’s top magicians, performing the sleight-of-hand that would make him famous. He worked at Curtis Kam’s showroom in Waikiki as well as in restaurants and for private shows in both the business sector and the tourist industry.

Deciding to pursue a career in higher education based on his interest in English Romantic poetry, Kainoa soon focused his research on Victorian magic. He became an expert in the publication and performance history of the period that made magic what it is today. Bothered by the present state of education, he continues to amaze those charming and innovative enough to hire him in and around his adopted state of Delaware.


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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