Asi Wind to Perform CONCERT OF THE MIND at Axis Theatre, Begin. 10/10
Asi Wind is widely considered one of the great magicians of our time, but Concert of the Mind, co-created and -written with William Kalush, is not a magic show. Developed through years of intense training, the performance finds Wind executing stunning mental feats, including:
* Solving two Rubik's cubes, one in each hand, without looking
* Instantly remembering a completely shuffled deck of cards
* Perfectly recalling a photo he has seen only for a few seconds
* Memorizing the names of the entire audience.
Woody Allen has described Asi Wind as "unbelievable." Paul Newman called him "the best I have ever seen, absolutely amazing." A committee of Wind's peers recently presented him the International Merlin Award for "Most Innovative Show," an award previously given to David Copperfield, and Penn & Teller. Now New York City audiences have thirteen opportunities to experience his unique artistry in Concert of the Mind: Exceeding Human Limits, which makes its world premiere October 10-30 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in NYC's West Village.
Performances will take place October 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, and 30 at 8pm; and October 12, 19 and 26 at 3pm. Tickets are $49-$79 and can be purchased by visiting www.axiscompany.org or calling 866-811-4111. Regular tickets are $49. VIP Tickets, for $79, includes an exclusive backstage chat with Wind following the performance, a gift and a signed poster and.
William Kalush describes Wind's performance in Concert of the Mind as "at once wildly entertaining, enlightening and inspiring."
Israeli-born magician Asi Wind is globally hailed by magicians as one of the few performers in the world to constantly innovate, develop, and perform entirely original material. In addition to performing his own shows, he is frequently asked to invent and design ideas for other magicians. He is currently one of the main advisers for Blaine's upcoming television special.
Following this presentation of Asi Wind, Axis will present Randall Sharp's new play "Nothing on Earth," in February. The play examines Houdini's driven crusade to expose fraudulent mediums and his crossing paths with the avid spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Both men are catapulted to the center of The Scientific American Magazine contest to find the first ever provable clairvoyant. This battle destroyed their friendship and left Houdini to continue his search for a true psychic to contact his mother. He was not successful. Conjuring Arts Research Center is consulting with Axis Theatre to re-create some of Houdini's most famous illusions and bring the audience on a journey to the strangest part of his life story.