Michael Vincent – Penguin Live Lecture (January 19th, 2014)
“Michael’s magic is simply exquisite.” -Harry Lorayne
“Your handling of the Brainwave effect is just about perfect, sleight of hand techniques have reached such a point that you will never need to perform the Brainwave effect with a gimmick deck ever again.”-Darwin Ortiz
“Michael is a soft-spoken individual but his performances amplify this facet of his personality to the extent that one is irresistibly led to conclude that here is a magical talent of noteworthy merit. Underlying this congenial demeanor is a savoir-faire that bespeaks sophistication beyond his years.” -James Patton
“Michael Vincent has a performing style that is flawless. In the 30 years I’ve been performing Sleight of Hand, it is rare that I’ve seen someone who is able to combine flawless execution, steely assurance and a delightful presentational ability in the unique way that he has. Like Leipzig, he is deadly sure of his success. Like Vernon, he thinks constantly about magic and like Mike Skinner, everyone who watches him ends up liking him.” -Steven Youell
“It is always a joy to watch you fluidly play with the pasteboards.” -Jon Racherbaumer
What will he teach?
Mastering The Fundamentals
The Vincent Touch
Finger Break – Crimping – Imperceptible Controls
The Double Lift & Turnover
Right and Left Hand, Top Bottom and Middle of The Deck including his favorite Palm, “The Rear Palm”.
The Top Change
The False Shuffle
In The Hands and On The Table: Vincent on The Zarrow Shuffle and some combination False Cuts.
The Art of Culling
A simple spelling routine that is completely impromptu… this is one that you WILL use.
Victor Farellie’s up The Sleeve
The Two Card Monte
Harry Lorayne’s Foursome and 4PLAY WITH Foursome
Remember & Forget
A Hofzinser classic
The Poker Stack
4 Aces over 7 seven hands with a borrowed deck
Classic Magic of Michael Vincent
- The Power of Faith for the 21st Century
- Match Made in Heaven
- A New Twist on Twisting the Aces – Stand-up
- Merlot Aces – Thanks to John G
- Reflections on Vernon’s Travelers
- The Quest for Mastery – 7 Steps – The Final Conversation
Who is he?
There are very few magicians who posses the magical combination of superlative sleight of hand and great theatrical presentation, Michael Vincent is one of the chosen few.
Over the last twenty years, Michael has earned the enviable reputation of being among the top elite of magicians and sleight of hand artist in the world. His sublime magic has been featured at numerous venues around the world for top corporations and international celebrities. He would be the first to admit that great technique counts for nothing if it not supported by a meaningful presentation.
“I believe that great sleight of hand magic combined with a good plot and presentation can make all the difference between the audiences acknowledging that they have experienced something extraordinary.”
It is this simple philosophy has defined Michael’s place in the history of magic. His magic is a tribute to the wonderful artist who inspired him as a youngster. Magicians who were his mentors; Alan Alan, Harry Lorayne, Cy Endfield (Director of the Movie ZULU), Tony Slydini, Derek Dingle, Darwin Ortiz, Larry Jennings and Michael Skinner. Michael was fortunate to meet his heroes and to study the of magic with them. Part of Michael’s on going legacy is to continue the chain of excellence these great master passed on to him.