The Mentalist | Frederic Da Silva (Jubilee Theater – Las Vegas)

Ready for some Mind-Reading?

The concept of a mentalist has been around for ages, but this unique talent was often dismissed as a carnival act and sometimes the performer was deemed a fraud as well. No one believed in the fable of a person who could correctly guess your Christian name, or describe the contents in your wallet without moving from his position or touching you in any way.

A test of self-confidence and talent…
Even though several phonies and con artists pretend to be mentalists in order to extort money, the real ones do exist. The craft is a science that involves sharp observation skills and iron-clad focus. It is tough to master the techniques, which is why it may take years before you can use what you have learned. The simple reason is when you are about to perform in front of hundreds of people, there is no room for error, nor can you appear nervous & start stuttering.  If you are unable to project confidence, the audience will sense your fear and apprehension, so it won’t be long before you are booed off the stage!

The expert at work…
Take a look at Frederic Da Silva’s shows. He is a well-known, distinguished mentalist, who performs in his own act known as “Paranormal”. His fame has spread globally, which is why throngs of people watch him perform on a daily basis. With his uber-cool demeanor, he can shush hardcore skeptics by telling them what lies in their pockets or predict the name of the person they are thinking about. Rest assured there is no machinery or equipment used here, as Da Silva always operates through the powers of his mind. It is a fascinating blend of mystery, hypnosis and mind-reading that leaves you astounded and bewildered, as you try to figure out how he did it.

Audience participation…
Da Silva likes to interact with his audience and play games where he asks them to think of a number and he writes it down correctly for everyone to see. There is no guesswork at all – the predictions are 100% accurate. Another unique feat is when he asks two people to come up on stage; he touches one, but the other person is able to feel the sensation of his finger too, even if Da Silva isn’t directly touching them.

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Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions Now showing at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas

Illusion or Reality – Can you tell the Difference?

Illusionists have a very difficult job – not only is it nerve-wracking to perform in front of hundreds, but they also need to convince the audience regarding the authenticity of illusions, or else they will be booed off the stage. Magician Dirk Arthur is a renowned illusionist who has been in showbiz for over 2 decades. He has appeared on national television and starred in his own widely acclaimed primetime special “Big Cat Magic” on Animal Planet.

Why is Wild Illusions special?
His show, known as Wild Illusions, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, consists of some intriguing and unusual cast members – it features grand cats like white, orange and snow-white tigers and African and snow leopards. It also includes a bobcat along with a few birds. Dirk has worked with rabbits, doves, large birds such as emus and ostriches, and exotic cats for a long time, which have helped him to sharpen his skills in this area. People enjoy this show even more as it involves a certain degree of audience participation along with a combination of dance and comic elements.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a freaking helicopter!

He holds the honor of the infamous “Helicopter Illusion” – Dirk is the first magician to make a helicopter appear out of nowhere. He admits it was (and is) his most challenging trick because conjuring a real, 26-foot-long helicopter out of thin air, on the edge of the stage right next to the audience, is no ordinary feat. It is extremely tough to pull this off as the illusion relies heavily on timing, and a split-second delay can totally spoil the act.

Sharing and caring comes naturally to him…
Dirk is not just an accomplished performer but an avid lover of wildlife. An educational video is screened before every show that covers the subject of preserving wildlife and provides information about endangered species. His goal is to integrate this idea into young minds by working with school kids. All the revenue from merchandise sales at his shows are donated to various animal care and conservation programs, and also used to fund educational programs in schools to create awareness about endangered animals.

To put it in a nutshell, his performance comprises his trademark illusions like escape tricks, levitation of a vehicle, making animals disappear with the aid of sparks and lightening, etc. It is a family-friendly show, so please attend with your kids as they will enjoy it immensely.

Learn more: Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions