The Art of Equivoque

Magic download (video) by Hector Chadwick ($10.00)

This is, quite simply, the best and ONLY masterclass on equivoque ever recorded on video. In his acclaimed live performance and talk, Hector Chadwick teaches us intermediate and advanced techniques to improve the mentalism you already do, and even offers a terrific impromptu routine that you can adapt to perform ANYWHERE.

2006 saw the release of a book entitled The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick. It was received by the mentalism community with a mixture of intrigue and delight, for the book was wonderful, yet nobody really knew who Hector Chadwick was.

At The Session 2014, he came clean to give his very first lecture, the Olivier Award winning co-writer of Derren Brown shows such as Svengali, Apocalypse and The Great Art Robbery.

This is that lecture. It's a 20 minute dissection of equivoque, in which Hector completely deconstructs the technique, identifies the problems and pitfalls associated with it, and teaches a brilliant prediction effect along the way. You'll learn the one thing you should never say at the start of an equivoque routine, how to stop your audience from questioning the selection process, the most deceptive way of eliminating objects, and all the common issues that a thinking performer needs to be aware of.

Hector's approach to mentalism is so fresh and whimsical it makes my heart leap. His work on equivoque is amongst his best: an overhaul of one of the most powerful areas of our craft, treated with a lightness of touch alien to the ponderous ranks of interchangeable mentalists. This is an excellent treatise from a brilliant and unique man. Derren Brown
I have been intensively studying the art of Equivoque for over 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed this lively, entertaining and quite challenging lecture on the subject. Don't miss it! Eugene Burger
Fascinating, enlightening and essential — that's what I think about Mr. Hector Chadwick's excellent chat. Andy Nyman

Running time: 20 minutes.

 

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Customer reviews for The Art of Equivoque

Steven Lloyd

I have been performing an effect from "The Magic Hedonists" called "ThenMagician Makes up All the Rules" for nearly 30 years now. It involves Equivoque, and if you are not careful about what you ask the spectator to do, the method can end up exposing itself. This 20 minute video is worth more than Vanishing Inc is asking to view it. It is one of those foundational videos that has a wide variety of applications. It is well worth the money. Thanks to Jodhua and Andi for making it available.

 

Adam Elbaum

There are some nice ideas here but nothing completely groundbreaking or new if you're an experienced performer. Beginners and intermediates will benefit greatly from this, advanced magic students may pick up a nice subtlety or 2. All in all a great value for $10, but not exactly what I was hoping for personally.

 

nico haupt

For a beginner the stuff is a bit rushed, i guess. Long clearly speaks to experienced workers.
But these will find some nice and in a funny way clarifying bits and points, that ad another good step to a whole and complete analysis to the mechanics, to make the magicians choice a completely convincing sleight of mind. And cmon, 10 dollars...

 

Elliott Hodges

This is a fantastic lecture and really worth the price. Stephen has really helped to clear the waters in what can be a bit of a murky subject.
I defy anyone to watch this lecture and still be able to turn their nose up at the thought of using equivoque.
Highly recommended.
Elliott

 

Nate Jester

Excellent video with some very useful material. I highly recommend this...

 

Max Davidson

I really enjoyed this. Regardless of if you know what you are doing with equivoque, there are many nice subtleties that can completely change an act or a routine. The price is great and as well. I highly recommend this.