Asi Wind's 'Concert of the Mind' Adds 11/1-2 Performances at Axis Theater
Dates have been added for Asi Wind's show "Concert of the Mind: Exceeding Human Limits." Performances have been added on November 1st and 2nd (at 8 p.m.) to the run at Axis Theatre, and tickets are now on sale.
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
- Memorizing the names of the entire audience.
- Recall in detail what's on every page of a weekly magazine
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 and November 1-2 at 8pm; 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.
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.
Randall Sharp's new play "Nothing On Earth" opening in February at Axis Theatre, examines Houdini's driven crusade to expose fraudulent mediums. Crossing paths with the avid spiritualist - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - both men are catapulted to the centre of The Scientific American Magazine's 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.
Conjuring Arts Research Center: The Conjuring Arts Research Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts, which include psychic phenomenon, hypnosis, deceptive gambling, mentalism, ventriloquism, juggling, and sleight-of-hand techniques. Currently, Conjuring Arts functions primarily as a research library, of over 15,000 book and magazine titles, dating back to the 15th century and representing multiple languages. However, the library itself is only the first in a long list of roles Conjuring Arts plays. By providing its holdings, online database, semi-annually published journal, and performance component to the public, Conjuring Arts strives to preserve the rich histories and traditions of this ancient performing art.
Axis Company: Axis Company (Artistic Director, Randy Sharp) was formed with a mission to present aggressive surrealism, classic vaudeville turns and vanguard adaptation. Past productions include Beckett's Play, Benjamin Baker's 1848 vaudeville A Glance at New York (Edinburgh & NYC), Last Man Club (2013 Drama Desk nomination) and the U.S. premiere of Sarah Kane's Crave, starring Deborah Harry. Axis has also produced the premiere of Edgar Oliver's East 10th Street (New York Times Critic Pick; Fringe First Award: Edinburgh; Spoleto USA 2011).