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All is not what it seems with illusionist Bryan Miles

2013-04-17 15:09
Bryan Miles
Printed on the programme in bold letters: All is not what it seems…

And with these words, emblazoned on the page, mind illusionist Bryan Miles sets out to surprise his audience every step of the way.

Busting out several stereotypes surrounding stage illusionists, Bryan creates a whole new platform on stage and with his audience that can strike up a bit of interest with even the worst of critics.

Only having witnessed mind illusions on several television shows (cue Penn and Teller and that other guy on BBC…), I went into Bryan's show expecting the worst of the worst. The same old rehashed tricks and silly games that will have you questioning the artist's sanity.

Yet, from Bryan's introduction, I knew this bloke has some cards hidden up several sleeves.

The show itself was presented with a universal theme, carrying on throughout the duration of the evening, building up to the climax. This of course being different from most shows you see around and get to witness on TV.

What Bryan had above all these other mind illusionists is that he doesn’t try and convince you that what he is doing is real. Instead he assumes that you’re either for it, or not, and continues to show you what he has learnt throughout the years.

This to me as a member in the audience, meant a great deal. He was not wasting my time and doubting my intellect. Instead, I found myself having fun and questioning this form of art and illusion less and less as the show carried on.

With a clever presentation, skilled interaction with the audience in a rather creative and precise way, Bryan conducted his show perfectly. Even if there was a flaw, I wouldn’t have known about it… Or maybe he tricked me into thinking that…

Even if it was the case, I would really like to see this talented young artist set out to expand his show for larger audiences and even land himself a much more believable, and entertaining spot on television.

All is not as it seems, but Bryan Miles will make sure you are clued up with things.

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