At the Table: Alex Pandrea
May 7, 2014
Alex Pandrea has surged to the cutting edge of sleight of hand magic, and we're pleased to welcome him to our At the Table series. In a unique format, we'll explore the three facets of Alex's career. He began performing close-up at restaurants, where his material had to be quick, visual, and perfect for small groups. That evolved as Alex became immersed in the New York magic scene, where he expressed his sleight of hand and "move monkey" zen. Finally, Alex's venue has shifted again to more formal performance, for use in more stand-up settings. In this lecture you will be able to explore EACH of these aspects of Alex's magic, in three sections of an exciting and jam-packed 2 hour lecture.
Domino Effect: Copper Silver Transpo done with sugar packets. A perfect item for magic in or around restaurants. (Performance Only)
Arson: A stunning and practical routine that combines the "Kiss" plot with "Chicago Opener." There's fire, a selected card, and lots of mystery.
Mental Magic effect: A mixture of magic and mentalism, wherein you predict a selected card AND a thought-of city.
SLEIGHTS AND CARD TRICKS:
Eliminace: A gorgeous transposition of a selected card and the Ace of Spades. Direct, surprising, and with a cool plot line.
Mystery Card: A deceptive version o the mystery card using T.O.P - a turnover pass variation which both forces a card and hides its back.
2 Card Reset: "Dr. Daley's Last Trick" remixed with Paul Harris' "Reset."
5 Sleights in 5 Minutes: Exactly as it states, Alex shares with you 5 knuckle-busting sleights that are reserved for the "Move Monkeys". This is hardcore sleight of hand magic.
BARS AND CLUBS:
Four Quarters Bill Switch: Magick Balay's bill switch taught with his permission. This is, perhaps, the greatest and fastest bill switch you will ever see, and Alex will explain it in great detail.
Card routine Finesse: This will be a discussion of some of Alex's favorite card routines to perform in loud or parlor-style venues, and how to construct routines for this area.
Ambitious Card Routine and Theory - This is a MASTERCLASS in how to construct a multi-phase routine. Alex has whittled down the routine to its bare essentials, and the results are gorgeous. More importantly, we get to see the "move" that Alex is known for - his Pass.