The first year - 1998
fall into one of two groups. They are either magicians, presenting their
mind-reading in exactly the same way that they'd present a regular magic
trick, or they take themselves far too seriously and in an effort to
act like a real mind-reader, apply forced patter and suspect acting.
But there are those who succeed. Performers who find and understand the
balance between the believability of their performance, and the power of
their material. Who break down the audience's sense of logic, of 'what
is' and 'what should be,' and cause the audience to actually question
whether what they've just seen was indeed 'the real thing.'
Achieving this sense of doubt, this self-questioning in the mind of the audience, is powerful stuff indeed.
The MindMagic seminar explores this and many other aspects of mind magic. It is analytical in nature,
with nothing being taken as read. The hope being that we
all learn something new and perhaps even question what we'd never thought to question before.
Duncan Trillo, 1998