The duo was formed in 2004 when the two magician friends got together and decided to create an original show that integrated theatre, music and comedy with magic.
Together they created the show “Tá na manga ao quadrado” (Ta na manga squared) that debuted in Sociedade de Instrução Guilherme Cossoul in 2008 in Lisbon, and “Magia e etc. (não necessariamente nesta ordem)” (Magic and etcetera, not necessarily in that order) that debuted in 2010 in Teatro da Comuna also in Lisbon. Ta na manga's magic act has been awarded eleven times at international magic events, including at the FISM World Championship of Magic in July 2012.
Other important awards include the 1st prize in General Magic at the French Championship of Magic in 2009, the 1st prize at the 27th Brussels Magic Convention in 2009, the audience award at the Frakson Memorial Convention 2010 at Madrid and the IBM British Ring Shield in the United Kingdom in 2011.
In October 2011 they were awarded the Mandrake d'Or by the French Academy of Illusionists. In July 2011 they have performed at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Gonçalo Jorge and Pedro Teixeira are members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Associação Portuguesa de Ilusionismo.These societies are included in the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques.