Sleight of hand (also known as prestidigitation) refers to fine motor skills when used by performing artists in different art forms to entertain or manipulate. It is closely associated with close-up magic, card magic, card flourishing and stealing.

Because of its heavy use and practice by magicians, sleight of hand is often confused as a branch of magic. But it is actually a separate genre of entertainment and many artists practice sleight of hand as an independent skill.

Sleight of hand pioneers with worldwide acclaim include Dan and Dave, Ricky Jay, David Copperfield, Yann Frisch, Norbert Ferré, Dai Vernon, Cardini and Tony Slydini.

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