MasterClass | Penn & Teller Teach the Art of Magic
With more than 40 years performing together, Penn & Teller have sold out shows around the world, earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and created the longest-running headline act in Las Vegas. Now the legendary magicians are taking you behind the curtain. Learn fundamental magic tricks and the psychological tools that create amazement, at home or on stage. Expand your perception of the possible.
From sold-out Broadway shows to world tours, Penn & Teller have been blending magic and humor to delight audiences for decades. The eight-time “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year” have the longest-running headline act in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. They’ve made appearances on a long list of popular TV shows, including Friends and The Simpsons. Their own TV series, the Emmy-nominated Penn & Teller: BS! and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, have entertained audiences since 2003. They also share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not far from Harry Houdini’s.
In their MasterClass, Penn & Teller invite you to peer behind the curtain and understand magic from the performer’s perspective. Learn some fundamental techniques for magic tricks, including coin manipulation and card tricks, and the tools for reshaping audiences’ realities, from sleight of hand and misdirection to the psychological methods that create astonishment. Venture backstage with two of the world’s most beloved magicians and get ready to experience wonder.
In this online class, you’ll learn about:
• Magic principles and props
• Sleight of hand
• Using cups and balls
• Working with coins
• Rope tricks and card tricks
• Levitation as a study of cause and effect
• Their philosophy on morality in magic
• The principles of performance
• The psychology behind magic