Banachek – Penguin Live Lecture (April 30th, 2017)
Who is he?
Described as the “Cream of the Crop” when it comes to entertainers, Banachek is considered by many to be the world’s leading mentalist.
Born in England, he only began to realize the existence of his “powers” as a teenager in the United States and now performs such feats as bending silverware by looking at it, “reading” people’s minds and predicting the future.
Banachek has performed or lectured in every continent but one and every state in the USA but Alaska. His creations are used by magicians professionals and amateurs all over the world. His most recent book, Psychological Subtleties 3 was awarded the book of the year. Banachek’s lectures are rare.
Banachek’s talents are so incredible that he is the only mentalist ever to fool scientists into believing he possessed psychic powers only to later reveal that he was actually fooling them with illusion.
Performers around the world such as the colorful Penn & Teller, James Randi and television’s unique magician Criss Angel seek Banachek’s performing expertise.
As a tribute to his expert performing abilities, Banachek has twice been named Campus Performer of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities in America. And beat stiff competition from comedians, bands and other novelty performers to be named best Campus Novelty Act
Banachek has also received the coveted Psychic Entertainers Creativity award and the Society of American award, The Milbourne Christopher Magicians award, the IMS Mentalist of the year award and multiple other awards for incredible performances, his outstanding original contributions and his inventions in the world of mental entertainment.
It is hard to find a single living mentalist or magician today who is not using one of Banachek’s creations or subtleties. His influence is international.
Banachek, without effort, does a nimble job of showing us how precarious the illusion of the security of our thoughts really are. It is Banachek’s understanding of how the human animal and it’s mind works that enables him to demonstrate apparent miracles. Banachek entertains with his mental tricks and causes people take a second look at everything they think to be true.
As Banachek states: A good mentalist will not teach you a trick when he is ready to teach, he will teach you a miracle because he understands the subtleties behind each and every gesture …” Banachek will cover mutliple areas of mentalism, from PK, psychological ploys, close up, stage and everything in between. There is sure to be something for everyone. Mentalist and magician alike. This lecture will change the way you think about mentalism and magic..
Be prepared to be amazed, be prepared to learn, and most important be prepared to be prepared.