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Twisting the Aces

Penguin Lecture (Online Access)

Penguin Lecture (Online Access)

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“A graduate course in the construction of magic, audience management - and connection - as well as performance art." - Dustin Stinett Genii Magazine

"Applying the concepts he teaches to our own shows will put us all ahead of the game.” - Francis Menotti Magic Magazine

“More magicians need to think this way.” - Dan Garrett

“A master class in entertainment!" - David Penn

What will he teach?

A Force Like No Other This is a psychological force that involves 2 audience members. Jonathan will teach his psychicality and psychology when working with a spectator to give the impression that a selected card is arrived at with no involvement from the magician, while seemingly taking place completely in the spectator’s hands.

Bill Switch Jonathan will describe his handling for a bill switch that allows the bill to truly never leave the audience’s sight.

Mental Miracle This is Jonathan’s opening routine from his close up act in which he divines four cards that are selected in four unique ways.

Over There An impromptu reveal of a selected card that emphasizes the build up of an effect.

Card at Any Number A selected card is positioned at any number called out by the spectator. Combined with performance technique, the impression is made that the cards were never handled by the magician.

Everything Changes This is Jonathan’s signature color changing deck routine in which a selected card, as well as the pack of cards, changes color after being in play for some time during the routine.

In addition, Jonathan will be discussing Performance and Character in the construction and presentation of an act.

Who is he?

Jonathan Levit is an actor, magician, television host and producer with an act you will long remember that encompasses sophisticated humor, mind reading and magic. His career began with his starring role in one of the most highly acclaimed episodes of The X-Files, playing opposite Ricky Jay. He went on to guest star in television shows and films such as Flashword (ABC), The Others (NBC) and The Huntress (USA), among others.

In addition to his acting roles, Jonathan has been a host for The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, The Biography Channel, Equator HD and the Fine Living Network for shows including Wired Next Fest, Green Wheels, Paranormal U.S.A. and Miracle Hunters. Combining magic and hosting, Jonathan was seen on VH1 as the host and a judge of the celebrity reality magic series, Celebracadabra and appeared on Masters of Illusion (FOX). Jonathan has appeared on the covers of Magic Magazine and GENII Magazine and continues to be a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.

As a magic consultant, he taught Jack Davenport to do magic on Flashforward (ABC), David Duchovny on The X-Files (FOX), Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, and Ayla Fisher in Now You See Me (SUMMIT), and Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (New Line Cinema).
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