Lewis Le Val – Penguin Live Lecutre (November 26th, 2017)
“Lé Val is a unique talent who combines his skill in sleight of hand with an inspired understanding of the human mind. In the decade I’ve known LLV, he’s travelled the world creating and performing some of the most impactful mentalism on stage, in close up environments and on his highly successful television show ‘Mind Control Freaks.’ In his first Penguin Live Lecture, he will be sharing some of the secrets that people have been avidly waiting for and I’ve no doubt that every performer and curious individual will get far more than their money’s worth.” – Dee Christopher
“I have never thought of Lewis Le Val as a magician nor mentalist. His approach, attitude and execution of his craft, solidify him as a pure artist of his very own art form. I’m one of his biggest fans.” – Daniel Madison
“Lewis’ thought process is one we should all be envious of. His ideas are fresh and the way he executes them is flawless. His style and choice of premise is always interesting and outside the box, and every time we sit and jam I leave feeling inspired. He’s a legend.” – Peter Turner
“Lewis is an EXPERT in the art of mentalism.” – Phil Star
Who is he?
Lewis Le Val is a full time mentalist and hypnotist originally from the UK. He began practicing magic at the age of 5, and at the age of 6 he made his first ever TV appearance. He performed street and close up magic until his teenage years, and then his focus turned to mentalism and hypnosis.
From the producers of Derren Brown’s TV specials, Le Val stars in Discovery Channel’s “The Mind Control Freaks”, where in each episode he creatively demonstrates the use of hypnosis to startling effect. The series has been shown in over 224 countries and territories worldwide. He has also appeared in numerous other television shows broadcast on BBC Three, E4 and ITV.
Le Val ignites fires in the hearts and minds of all who experience his performances. A talent which stems from over ten years of experience, practice and study, along with a natural charm and ability to inspire and create wonder. The creative methods behind his work have found their way into the repertoires of thousands of performers worldwide through his magic and mentalism releases in the past few years.
Le Val’s style has been shaped by a decade of performing close up and walk around mentalism and hypnosis in numerous venues in the Mediterranean, dealing with loud music, louder tourists, extreme heat and minimal props. He will teach you a handful of effects from his working sets, how to apply real suggestion to your acts, and plenty tips and advice on performing, character, bringing mentalism to life, the psychology of an audience and more! He will also share his philosophy on magic and mentalism, along with some tips for performing on television.
What will he teach?
The Introduction Of Intuition
A self working technique to find the most suggestible members of an audience.
I Create As I Speak
How to apply real suggestion in performances.
Da Vinci and The Wanderer
A demonstration of how some simple sleights and principles can be used to astonishing effect in mentalism.
The presentation from the show, which includes The Reader and The Witch in its methods.
Pack Of Wolves
When a performer finds a spectator’s card, they are often asked, “How did you do it?” Pack Of Wolves is Le Val’s devastatingly clever, visual response to this question. Using a borrowed, shuffled deck, you intuitively locate a spectator’s card, and without touching anything, reveal the card itself. Includes two different handlings.
A selected member of the audience is invited to make a private, personal and genuine wish for somebody close to them who truly needs it. No details are spoken out loud, yet the performer can ‘feel’ the wish, and whispers it into the ear of the person who made it. As a thank you, this person is given a mysterious gift to take home with them. This routine is beautiful, powerful and often emotionally moving. The method also includes numerous handlings, utility moves and concepts that can be used for other effects.
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