Beyond Magic With DMC

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 2 - Deadly 50:50

This time DMC explores the world of Mentalism - magic of the mind - and how apparent supernatural powers like telekinesis, telepathy and prediction produce some of magic's most powerful effects. 

Delving into the myths behind these themes he meets one of his childhood heroes – Banachek – who in the 1970s and 1980s convinced scientists he possessed powers of telekinesis and telepathy under a highly secretive research programme. Banachek’s mantra, that mentalism draws on the five primary senses to create the illusion of a sixth, inspires DMC to create a variety of mind-boggling tricks.

From London to the winding streets of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic, DMC explores mentalism’s power to influence and control subjects through a number of suggestive and predictive pieces of magic, astounding audiences with his ability to uncover the most sensitive personal information, predict the most random sequence of events or control them to experience simultaneous thoughts.

En route DMC seeks to hone these skills in order to perform the most extreme test of his abilities in an illusion where the most extreme stakes will rest on his ability to control a subject’s 50:50 decision.

As he prepares himself for the challenge of his life will his powers of control prove robust or will he pay the price of failure?

Has he bitten off more than he can chew?



Episode 1 - Torn Apart The series opens with a special 'as live' episode

Episode 2 - Deadly 50:50 DMC investigates one of the most secretive areas of all magic; the art of Mentalism

Episode 3 - Walking Through Walls In this episode DMC sets out to explore the most classical form of magic, that of 'grand illusion' and stage magic

Episode 4 - Defying Gravity DMC explores the legends of magic that take their inspiration from the ancient mystics and fakirs of the Orients and the Far East

Episode 5 - Crossfire This episode explores on of magic's most powerful techniques; misdirection

Episode 6 - Burning Man DMC recreates some of magic's greatest illusions that draw upton the dark and viceral worlds of sorcery, witchcraft, and voodoo

Episode 7 - The Sting Drawing on his own personal journeys in close-up magic and card manipulation, DMC will explore the methods and techniques of deceptive practices

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