Storytelling & Mentalism Workshop (Booklet & DVD) by Mark Elsdon
This is a a brand-new masterclass exploring how to combine the two incredible art forms of Mentalism and Storytelling into a cohesive whole which is so much greater than the sum of its parts.
It will cover the fundamentals of storytelling, how to weave a story into and around mindreading and mentalism effects, and how to really affect people with your words and presentations, leaving your audiences with the memory of an experience they will never forget.
If you are interested in creating experiences rather than just performing material or tricks, this is the Workshop for you!
There is a specific mind-set you need to be in to deliver storytelling/mentalism pieces to their full potential and I will teach you the techniques that allow you to plug directly into that mind-set.
You will learn the necessary elements of all great storytelling and the specific tools needed to learn, create and deliver stories that can elevate your mentalism performances to another level entirely!
Finally, you will learn some incredible story/effects that you can add to your repertoire immediately. All of them have a powerful mentalism effect at their heart and allow you to practice your new storytelling skills straightaway. This means that you can start honing your delivery skills even before you have written any stories of your own.
“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” - J. K. Rowling
WHAT KIND OF STORYTELLING ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
In this instance we are talking about stories that complement, enhance and amplify a mentalism effect. Stories that you don't just tell, but share. and Over the last two years I have released severaleffects and routines that exemplify this beautiful combination:
- An Endless Journey
- Lost and Found
- Peculiar Tales
- The Mysteries
Of course, this kind of deeper, more immersive material is perfectfor those occasions when you have both the time and opportunity to present them properly and fully engage your audience.
However the majority of the story/effects I'll be teaching in the Workshop are short, sharp shocks! Snappy little stories that deliver a killer effect and don't require either a lengthy performance window, involved set-up or special props.
"People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around." - Terry Pratchett
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
The Workshop is intended for magicians, mentalists, mindreaders, psychic entertainers, public speakers and storytellers who want to add some depth, meaning and resonance to their performances.
Performers and entertainers who enjoy delighting their audiences with something unique, interactive and memorable.
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Phillip Pullman
BOOKLET & DVD's
You will receive an exclusive booklet that has been specifically written for this Workshop. It will contain a primer on storytelling, details of the stories told and the 'performance' material that accompanies them. The booklet also contains a select Bibliography of some of the great storytelling mentalism material already in print.
You will also recieve a DVD which covers the footage shot at the original Storytelling Workshop.
“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” -Hannah Arendt