Click to enlarge Volume One Parlor Mentalism
It's done under what can be the most difficult conditions: performing for a medium-sized audience with no formal stage setting to focus attention. Sightliness are often poor, and people must be drawn into the experience even if they can't see everything clearly. Too, you may be working surrounded, so you'd better be sure there are no angle problems. And, as it's likely to be a social occasion filled with potential distractions, your material needs to be compelling from the very first moment intriguing presentations that build to powerful conclusions.
This video features a range of commercial Parlor Mentalism. No pre-show work, no secret assistance; this is practical material for the solo performer, using subtle and unusual methods that are a fascinating as the effects they produce.
First, watch Max Maven in performance with an unrehearsed audience. See why television's Entertainment Tonight dubbed him "the master mindreader" and the New Your Daily News proclaimed, "This guy can read you like an open book" Later, Max is joined by Eugene Burger for a private discussion in which the detailed secrets are revealed-including some that have been held back for many years.