Mr Tango, from Argentina - New Zealand lecture tour

Auckland Lecture
Sponsored by IBM Ring 160 & Magic New Zealand
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018
Start Time: 7.30pm sharp
Venue: The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Adult Lecture fee: $25
Juniors (School age) and financial IBM 160 members: $10
Wives or Partners: $5

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Mr Tango, from Argentina - New Zealand lecture tour
Auckland: Tuesday 17th July
Christchurch: Wednesday 18th July
Dunedin: Thursday 19th July

His lecture's plot are:
Tango ACAAN; his any card any number was consider by Genii Magazine as on of the best in the history of card magic.

Coin magic: his factory of gimmicked coins Tango Magic is the best in the world and he won the Invention Award for a coin TUC, it was consider for the judges and the best gaffed coin ever, he teach all his secrets in the lecture.

Mentalism: Shared Dreams: his renewed Alan Shaxon Confabulation's version.

Card magic: Curly principle: an ingenious card magic session without tecnique and incredibly deceptive.

Parlor effects and theory tips.

Ambitous chip: card effects with regular poker chips.

Reel skills: Tango reel is consider the best in the world today, Marcelo teach how to perform a lot off reel effects.

Tango Lecture review Genii magazine
IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED COIN MAGIC in the last decade or so, you’ve certainly run across Mr. Tango of Tango Magic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The man behind Tango—Mr. Tango himself—is Marcelo Insua. Precisely a year ago I reviewed a collection of his card magic focusing on his three approaches to the ACAAN plot.

In December, Mr. Insua joined the folks at Murphy’s for a three-hour lecture in their “At the Table” series. All three of those ACAAN routines are included in this lecture, so if you like ACAAN routines but skipped that disc, you’re already nearly $20 ahead before you consider anything else in this download.

There’s quite a lot more here besides those routines, though, to the tune of magic with coins, silks, bottles, and even an ungimmicked Chop Cup.

The lecture opens with a performance of a bottle production and moves directly into two card routines. The first is an “Invisible Deck” routine using a regular pack, and the next is a hands-off approach to ACAAN he calls “Invisible Cards.” This approach is a slight variation on the specific conditions of ACAAN, but it’s certainly effective and often results in a completely clean outcome in which the spectator can remove the cards from the box and count the cards themselves.

The next section is a set of card locations at a given number, all of which are slightly different in effect but which involve impossible conditions such as spectator shuffling before and after the selection. All of these are based on a clever fundamental principle (attributed to Martin Gardner) that has been previously applied in various contexts from cards to book tests, but which Mr. Tango explores thoroughly in his own adaptation. This devious principle enables you to perform an impressive range of effects.

After nearly an hour, the subject of coin magic is finally broached and a four-phase Coins Across is the first routine presented. The tool being used here, which won a FISM invention award, is a “T.U.C. Coin” (Tango Ultimate Coin) which combines multiple gaffed coin principles to allow exceptionally clean and easy handling.

The most deceptive element is a hands-off vanish of a coin from a pair cleanly placed in the spectators hands. Additional routines with the T.U.C. include a coin penetration through a card into a glass, an upward penetration of a coin through a bill, “Matrix” routines with and without cards, and even a fingertip Coins Across.

The application of the “Ambitious Card” plot to a marked coin in a stack of coins is a unique effect with four ungimmicked coins (and a little secret preparation).
A standard application of a boon-writer allows for a “card-at-number” prediction, which is then followed with some additional tips on using the gimmick. An impromptu ACAAN follows, along with a helpful tutorial on Mr. Insua’s favorite Double Lift.

For those interested in parlor effects, Mr. Insua’s segment on silk magic with a reel will be especially interesting. A couple of familiar effects are included, such as a penetration (through his arm instead of a mike stand), and the untying knot. The striped print on the scarf allows for an interesting effect in which the lines change from horizontal vertical while the silk seems to be held still. Mr. Insua’s reel is sold with a large scarf with the appropriate design.

“Masina Matches” is a close-up routine using two matchsticks on which dots are inked by the spectator. A short sequence of double Paddle Moves allows for an intriguing series of vanishes and reproductions. “Shared Dreams” is Mr. Insua’s variation on Alan Shaxon’s “Confabulation.” This approach uses a set of three sealed envelopes tied with a ribbon, which is placed in view before the trick begins.

The revelations come from a sealed envelope that is in view throughout the process. You don’t have quite the comfortable cover than you do in the original handling, but this variation certainly seems more impossible due to the visibility of the envelopes from the get-go. As with the original, this can be performed in almost any sized venue.

The lecture concludes with a showpiece of a Cups and Balls routine that is a combination of standard moves and loads and a clever Chop Cup technique using a drinking glass. This routine is designed for a formal setting where the performer can be seated, but some aspects of it could be adapted for more casual or mobile use.

With over three hours of content that runs the gamut from micro-magic to parlor and stage work, this is an easy recommendation for the price. I’m a fan of the live lecture genre, which allows for a truly unvarnished look at the material as well as the creators as they interact with the hosts. As it became trendy to create DVDs with trailers and effects that mimic those of feature films, it is refreshing to see a relatively low-tech approach to sharing magic that removes the filters of editing, photographic manipulation, and multiple takes. In this kind of setting, the magic has to speak for itself. Mr. Insua’s certainly does....

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