A handful of tickets are still available for Asi Wind's single night at The Slipper Room in New York on November 16. The reserved seats are all gone, but you can still snag general admission tickets for a mere $30 each.
In case you're not familiar with Asi, here's an excerpt from the April 2015 issue of Genii Magazine, which featured Asi on its cover:
He loves magic that is risky, “jazzy,” and spontaneous. He likes not knowing where it’s going. It’s exciting to him, and the audience can feel that excitement. As he puts it, “Since I don’t know where it is going, I have a similar experience to what the audience is going through. And when everything hits, and you create a miracle because of all the scenarios falling into place, you can’t help but feel great about it. Whereas with the ‘Invisible Deck,’ which is a great trick, you’re going to do the exact same thing every time. You know exactly what the peak is going to be.”
He also had a few things to say about the way closeup magic is typically done:
I’m a big believer in restrictions. I’m very comfortable with a deck of cards. I can do hours of magic with a deck. I thought it would be an interesting challenge to go to a gig without cards and see if I can pull it off. I did it and I really struggled. I felt like somebody had just chopped my hands off. I felt like I was fighting. And I had to improvise so much. As I was driving back home, I realized it was exactly what I had in mind when I came up with the idea of restricting myself. I did it for a month and a half, and then had a bunch of routines that came from improvisation, from adlibbing, from surviving. Nothing super brilliant, but things that were good. Upon approaching a group, instead of saying pick a card, I’d start with, “I want you take objects out of your pockets.” And it’s really interesting, it’s so personal. The symbolism of walking up with a deck of cards to me is so tiresome.
To get your tickets, visit The Slipper Room's site.