Monday, February 24, 2020 7pm @ Tannen's
Note: This is an in store lecture and not streamed online.
Ondřej Pšenička is an award-winning performer with over twenty years of experience and numerous television appearances under his belt, including Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
To date, he is the only Czech performer to have fooled Penn & Teller, and the only European magician to have fooled them twice. He has showcased his wide range of original card magic all around the world, including The Chicago Magic Lounge, and the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. His fresh performance style was honed during six years of acting studies in Prague and Los Angeles during which he discovered his biggest weakness: he had no patience for practicing sleight-of-hand techniques. What did he do? He embraced it. And turned it into his greatest strength. Not by getting good, but by getting smart. He started working on a way to perform jaw-dropping effects without any sleights. So, he spent eight years developing his beautiful and best-selling Butterfly Playing Cards—a deck that enables magicians to perform effects not possible with any other cards. And now, he wants to share its secrets with you.
In the first half of The Secret of The Butterflies Lecture, Ondřej will show you the endless possibilities of this groundbreaking deck of playing cards—designed to enable mind-boggling mind-reading effects, memory feats, gambling demonstrations, as well as to enhance many of the routines already in your repertoire. All without requiring any sleight-of-hand.
You will learn:
·impossible location effects
·how to cut to any card in a shuffled deck
·feats of extraordinary memory
·the secret of how Ondřej and his Butterfly Playing Cards fooled Penn & Teller
The second half is dedicated to non-butterfly card magic, including original effects that fooled some of the most knowledgable minds in magic. Ondrej will share skills and principles that gained him respect among the inner magic circle long before the existence of Butterfly Playing Cards.
“Ondrej’s lecture is both pro-fun and profound. The Secret of the Butterflies is on the edge of genius.” -Max Maven
“Ondrej gives a thoughtful, considered talk that is one of the most polished I have ever seen. Don’t miss it!” -Joshua Jay
“Ondrej is exactly the kind of magician I love to watch and learn from. His inventiveness, attention to detail and steadfast determination to push things forward make him exactly the kind of magician we all need. His lectures are full of fooling tricks presented with hugely entertaining performance and teaching. I highly recommend that you, like me, sit and listen very carefully to everything he has to say.” -Luke Jermay