(testo in aggiornamento, traduzione italiana in corso)
You've seen him on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and even on Penn & Teller's Fool Us. That's right, Joshua Jay is back from a whirlwind of televised appearances for his second At The Table Lecture. The first time he was here, Josh teased us with a routine that fooled Penn and Teller -- and now he finally reveals the method! As an author of thirteen books on magic, Josh has designed this lecture to not only teach seven amazing tricks in that unique style that only Joshua Jay can deliver, but also serves an extensive lesson on method and practicality. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned professional, there will be something for you with Joshua Jay At The Table. Here's what Josh will be teaching:
Signs: A freely-chosen and unseen card is hidden by the spectator. Using three cards in the deck, Josh is somehow able to divine the card's color, value, and suit.
Double Thought: Both the magician and spectator think of a card, and using only the power of intuition, they are both able to pull out the other's selection from a deck of cards.
Weighing Across: If you cross the "Weight Guess" carnival game with the "Cards Across" plot and mix in a pinch of awesomeness, this is the clever routine you'd get. In this multi-phase effect, not only is Josh able to correctly guess how many cards a spectator is sitting on by height, or how many cards are placed in a bag by weight, but he is also able to magically move cards from the pile under the spectator's butt into the pile in the second spectator's bag!
Out of Sight: This is the trick that fooled Penn and Teller, and Josh finally reveals his method to this amazing trick. Completely blindfolded, Josh is able to find a freely thought of card in a deck. But more impressively, the rest of the entire deck turns out to be completely blank!
In the Hands Christ: Josh loses four aces in the deck, then proceeds to miraculously find each ace in a different manner. Based on "Henry Christ Aces," Joshua Jay adds a number of touches to make the revelations more powerful and the overall effect more practical.
Face Change: A fantastic color change that happens in front of the magician's face that is both incredibly easy to perform and beautiful to observe.
Triad Coins: An impressive three coin vanish using Joshua Jay's Triad Coins. For anyone who has ever wanted to learn an easy but powerful coin routine, this trick is for you.
Penn & Teller Fooler and co-founder of Lost Art Magic, Eric Jones brings us his brand new, world-wide lecture. Eric's new lecture isn't filled with knuckle busting techniques but rather practical and potent magic that can be mastered in minutes. Real secrets to this all new At The Table live lecture are discovered as Eric reveals his thoughts on magic performance, theory and structure. Come join us and start the year off with an experience that will fill your brain with magic from the top professionals. But first, check out this list of effects taught by Eric during his lecture:
Smoke: Your hands are shown empty and from thin air produce a sharpie. Then you tell the spectator to use their imagination as you pretend to draw paper and tobacco in thin air. Once you do, you roll the imaginary cigarette, light it and produce smoke from thin air.
Eric Collectors Routine: Four Kings are shown as three cards are signed, selected and lost into the deck. The signed cards then appear between the Kings.
Performing With Rhythm: Eric shares what it takes to perform smoothly and in rhythm, which is important for all performers.
Hellbound Spellbound: Our favorite trick of the lecture. A hyper visual, multiple phase coin routine that should go straight into any coin magician's repertoire.
Self-Working Coin Trick: A copper coin and a silver coin are shown and held, one in each hand, and visually change places multiple times. So good it looks like a camera trick.
Eric's Creative Process: Eric shares what it takes to create your own effects. If you're a tinkerer of magic, this is your sandbox.
Impromptu Coin and Hat: Borrow a spectator's hat and a coin. The coin in placed in the hand but appears inside the hat that has been on the spectator's head the whole time.
Ishkabibble Sandwhich: One of David Blaine's favorite effects that Eric performs. A card visually appears between two kings. This is one you'll have to see to believe. Ungimmicked and devastating.
Here's a man who needs very little introduction, Dani DaOrtiz. 1/3rd of the world famous "Fat Brothers," the biggest thing about Dani is his magic and ability to entertain a crowd. With influences like Tamariz and Ascanio, Dani's magic is nothing less than finely honed techniques hidden behind a façade of casual effortlessness.
Not only will you learn mind-melting effects from Dani's repertoire, but he also goes into heavy detail about how he uses his carefree attitude to create moments of misdirection and expand the impossibility of each of his effects.
Join us At The Table with Dani DaOrtiz and be inspired and completely fooled all at the same time!
Parental advisory: Contains some strong language
Here's what you'll learn:
Earthquake: One spectator picks a card, and another merely thinks of a card. After hilariously entertaining banter, Dani uses "vibrations" to find both the selected card and thought-of card.
Two Piles: The spectator freely selects any card from the deck and places it back. The magician then attempts to find the card by going through the deck and pulling out a number of possible cards. The spectator shuffles the remaining cards and pulls out a small packet. Simply by looking at the spectator, the magician narrows down the possible selections to just a single card, the chosen card. Now the magician reveals a miracle. The randomly selected chosen packet consists of the entire suit of the selected card in numerical order.
ACAAN (Any Card At Any Number): One spectator selects a card and loses it back in the deck. Another spectator thinks of a number. Without missing a beat, the spectator counts down to that number and finds his selected card. It's the classic routine in the style that only Dani can deliver.
Impromptu Exact Force: A spectator chooses any four cards and they are placed on the table. The magician then starts creating four piles by asking a spectator to take a packet, or dealing down and asking them to say stop. When the original four cards are revealed to be nothing more than cards, it seems like the magician has made a mistake. But when the number of cards in each packet matches precisely the number of cards in each pile, spectators can't help but drop their jaws.
BONUS: The Multi-Effect Wallet: As a bonus, Dani reveals the inner workings of his Multi-Effect Wallet. He runs through what the gimmick does and also reveals a number of the effects that can be performed with it.
A professional magician, creator and lecturer, João Miranda is best known for his creations in magic, two bestselling books, and the founder of the Oporto Magic School. With more than 20 inventions, like the Vision Box and Lynx Smoke Watch, his creations have been performed by the world's top magicians in both television and live shows. Now he brings that creative ingenuity here At The Table. Join us as he teaches 10 amazing effects, everything from close-up card work to hilarious stage and parlor acts. It's a lecture you won't want to miss. Here's what you'll learn:
Twisting the Aces (With a Twist): This is João Miranda's version of the Dai Vernon Classic. In this effect, the 4 aces turn face down, one at time, in a very magical way. At the end, the 4 aces transform into the spectator's freely selected four-of-a-kind.
Silk to Egg: A silk-to-egg routine with a modern touch. The magician explains to the audience how a silk transforms into an egg, which turns to be real at the end. This effect is performed with the help of the iPhone assistant, Siri, which is the voiceover that guides the magician thru the whole effect.
CAAN: João's version of this classic, legendary effect -- a selected card ends up at the precise position of a freely chosen number between 1 and 52.
Vanishing Phone: A stage effect where the spectator's phone magically disappears, and later is found inside a sealed Pringles can.
Perfect Coincidence: The spectator shuffles the deck of cards and reverses any card in the deck, under the table (so no one knows which card was chosen). Incredibly, the chosen card matches the magician's prediction.
Knife Thru the Jacket: A totally impromptu version of an old classic. In this effect, a knife passes through the spectator's jacket after being covered by a sheet of newspaper. The jacket is 100% intact at the end, and everything can be examined.
Vanishing Deck (Stand Up Version): In this effect, the whole deck transforms into the audience's freely selected card, with a cloud of smoke in the mix. This is the opening effect that João Miranda uses at the beginning of his parlor shows. Flashy and very visual magic.
Bill in Lemon Plus: In this effect, 5 lemons are on the table in full view. The spectator's signed bill vanishes, and later appears inside the freely chosen lemon without any cover or palming. A magician fooler.
Bill in Lemon (Close-up): The version that João performs at every table, and always gets huge reactions from the audience. A signed bill appears inside a lemon, which is inside a bag.
Mystery Clear Box: João Miranda's original take on the plot of a signed card to impossible location. The box is 100% transparent and can be totally examined at the end.