The main difference between a stage magician and a close-up magician is the type of performance they specialize in.
A stage magician typically performs illusions and tricks on a large stage, in front of a large audience. Their performance often includes grand illusions, special effects, and music. Stage magicians use props and equipment that are designed to be seen by a large audience, and their performances are often choreographed for maximum impact. A close-up magician, on the other hand, performs magic for small groups of people in an intimate setting. They typically use sleight of hand and other close-up techniques to create illusions using everyday objects, such as cards, coins, and rings. Close-up magicians often perform in a variety of settings, such as at a dinner party or corporate event, and their performances are often interactive and engaging.
Another key difference between the two types of magicians is the type of audience they typically perform for. Stage magicians often perform for large audiences in theaters or at public events, while close-up magicians often perform for smaller, more intimate groups at private events.
While there are some magicians who specialize in both stage and close-up magic, most performers tend to focus on one type of performance or the other based on their individual skills and preferences.