Award-winning sleight of hand artist and motivational speaker, Mahdi Gilbert, is widely regarded as one of the most creative and influential thinkers and performers in magic. He is the only magician in the world without hands and feet since the renowned 17th-century conjuror, Matthias Buchinger. Over 700 million people in multiple continents around the globe have experienced his magic on national television, live in theaters, and fooling Penn and Teller on “Fool Us.” The level of detail, thinking, and structure of all his work goes above and beyond the norm. In this lecture, not only will Mahdi entertain, amaze, and inspire you, but he’ll also thoroughly explain some of his treasured pieces of magic. He made sure there was something for everyone, from beginner to advanced. You’ll find material with coins, cards, needles, and even water. Do not miss this rare opportunity to dive into Mahdi’s mind, right here At The Table.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Color Change Opening: Mahdi explains why and how he likes to start performing magic with visual quick and to-the-point color changes.
Two Card Needle Transpo: Two cards magicially switch places under impossible conditions using a needle.
The Piano Trick: With a wonderful and captivating presentation, cause a card to invisibly travel from one packet of cards to another in the spectator’s hands. You’ll be doing this one within seconds of learning it!
Oil and Water: You’ll learn with intricate details the multi-phase Oil and Water routine that has taken Mahdi all over the world.
The Vanishing Coin: Mahdi created this routine specifically for his blind friend who wanted to experience what it’s like for something to vanish. Make a coin completely disappear without a trace… Did we mention everything happens in the spectator’s hand?
“I don’t ever want to hear another magician complain that his hands are too small”
– Derek Delguadio