12 Days of Masterclass - Day 7 (Jörg Alexander - "Zen and Art of Finding the Aces")

By Vanishing Inc. - Monday, December 18, 2023

The 12 Days of Masterclass - Day 7


Then you need to make sure you're paying attention to the 12 Days of Masterclass. We're already on Day 7! (make sure to go back and check out the other days!)

Each day, we're posting one of our favorite performances from one of our top-selling Masterclasses. If you enjoy what you see, drop some love below. Make sure you also let us know which part or element of the routine you enjoyed most.

Then, on Christmas Day, we'll be putting up a vote for the best overall performance. Just cast your vote then and you'll be entered to win a FREE YEAR OF MASTERCLASS!

Today, we're treated to a beautifully elegant routine from Jörg Alexander called "Zen and Art of Finding the Aces".

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Reader comments:


Wednesday, 20 December 2023 22:37 PM - Reply to this comment

Quite the artist he is! Just a very creative way to make sure the audience doesn't feel left out and honestly just quite beautiful.


Thursday, 21 December 2023 01:21 AM - Reply to this comment

Languid, relaxed pacing, tranquil presentation with a philosophical but not abstruse or self-important dress, and, a seemingly-impossible effect.. Lovely. It's really nice to see a performer who does not "rush through his feats as though Beelzebub were hard on his heels (Hugard and Braue, ECT).


Friday, 22 December 2023 09:14 AM - Reply to this comment

Great hook—the story of the Zen and the Art of Archery and meaning in our everyday lives—and audience involvement so it is remembered that the cards are well shuffled.


Sunday, 24 December 2023 07:46 AM - Reply to this comment

Gotta start out by saying that I do not like “magician cuts to the aces” routines. They have always seemed way too show-offy to me. No magician post Ricky Jay should be doing it.

I do however love it when the magician flips it and the “spectator cuts to the aces” instead. It’s like a, have your cake and eat it too, moment. Every one knows the magician made it happen but all praise is deflected onto the spectators for a job well done.

This trick is an almost perfect example of that. If he’s achieving it the way I think he is, then it’s not the method that’s impressive, but the performance. He says and does just enough, yet not too much. He elevates this entire experience with his demeanor, style and choice of words. Love it! Truly Zen.

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