Hanson Chien – Penguin live lecture (September 3rd, 2017)
“Hanson is very creative. He is one of the best rubber band creators and he has made major advancement to this type of magic. “ – Joe Rindfleisch
“Hanson is one of the greatest minds in magic, he not only fools me consistently but offers a gift of true astonishment.” – Nicholas Lawrence
“Hanson Chien is talented, intelligent and devious.” – Yif
“Hanson is the new Asian genius from Taiwan. With fresh new ideas, Hanson presents modern magic in his own stylish way.” – Lukas
“I think Hanson is one of the most creative magicians. He showed a lot of his new creations to me and most of them fooled me badly.” – Ponta the Smith
What will he teach?
YA Escape A rubber band is wrapped around the middle finger twice, and then escapes from the finger immediately.
Lucky Star Instantly a star shape is created with a rubber band single-handedly, and that rubber band becomes a real star shape band consequently.
Ultimate Jump A rubber band is wrapped around the first and second fingers and impossibly jumps to the third and fourth fingers while spectators hold onto the tips of the fingers.
Touch A rubber band jumps from your hand to the spectator’s hand in the blink of an eye.
Frozen Band A rubber band is held with the thumb and index finger, and even without the thumb it keeps the round shape as if it’s frozen in mid-air.
Freeze! Let go a rubber band and suddenly it’s frozen in mid-air.
CCR (Color Changing Rubber bands) A very visual and practical color changing for rubber bands. This method also applies to exchange of bands with different sizes or shapes.
Hanson’s Linking bands Two rubber bands are linked with some rubs, and one band visually melts through the other while one of the bands is wrapped around the spectator’s wrist.
Breaking Point A rubber band is accidentally broken. Magician ties a knot at the ends, and makes it restored to its initial state.
Don’t Throw Garbage A plastic bottle is crashed and then returns to its original stat.
Solid 2 Solid The purest cap in bottle effect. Take the cap off a bottle, and the cap is hit on the bottom of the bottle. Instantly the cap is inside the bottle. Straight forward and highly visual. The bottle can even be handed to the audience right after the effect.
Who is he?
Hanson Chien is a full-time performer, creator, and consultant of TV shows, movies and other famous magicians.
At 19, Hanson released his first magic DVD “Touch”, and has been causing a storm in the magic society. Many of his creations have already been performed on TV, and Hiro Sakai (a.k.a. famous Dr. Leon from Japan) also commented the rubber band magic “Touch” would become one of the classics, like Crazy Man’s Handcuffs.
He is also the first Taiwanese magician whose product got released by some top magic companies. Therefore, he is considered one of the pioneer creators in Taiwan’s magic society.
Hanson worked as a consultant for celebrity magician YIF in China. In 2015 he was also featured in YIF’s “Art of Magic” Season 2, and that single episode has more the 10 million views! That video showed his unique way of rubber band magic and stunned every viewers, especially “Band Jumping 4 times (BJ4)” and “Freeze!”. These tricks are so popular that many people shot their own versions and shared them on the internet.