Anca & Lucca win the Gold Medal at the European Championships of Magic in Blackpool
The Romanian/Austrian magic couple Anca & Lucca enchanted the audience with an unusual and inexplicable performance at the world's largest magic convention in Blackpool (UK) this weekend. The pair won the first Gold Medal awarded ever in the mental magic category at the FISM European Championships. The international jury rewarded Austria's current national champions with an outstanding score of 80% of the maximum possible points.
In one of the last domains of men in which women are often restricted to the role of the assistant, Anca has achieved what no man has done before her. The same way her stage character takes over control after the first moments and surprises even her husband and partner on stage with unseen effects like the description of people, she has never seen before.
The FISM European Championships take place every 3 years. Blackpool, this year's venue, is also the organizer of the world's largest magic convention, with over 3,500 magicians from all over the world in attendance. The international jury praised not only the technical skills but also the entertaining stage performance, playing on the marital conflict between two magicians who try to outsmart each other. In front of 3,000 guests at the Winners’ Gala at Blackpool’s Opera House Theatre, Anca and Lucca amazed with the effects of their act, "The Mind-Reading Revolution".
The Mind-Reading Revolution
"The Mind-Reading Revolution" is a new development of the world-famous and over 200-year-old illusion of mind-reading. It is an impressive demonstration of thought reading and clairvoyance and is inexplicable even for experts. Last weekend, Anca & Lucca, who previously won the title "Austrian Masters of Mental Magic" three times in a row (2012, 2014 and 2016), received 80% of the maximum number of points from the international jury in Blackpool. Thus, the Magic Couple reached the first gold medal in this category at all. "Before us, nobody has ever received enough points for the first place in this category. We are all the more excited about this title, "says Anca.
The $ 1,000,000 Act
Audiences and jury members are amazed by "The Mind Reading Revolution" as any explanation like stooges or even the use of hidden, electronic equipment is ruled out. The two have even signed an affidavit, according to which they commit to a payment of 1,000,000 dollars if they should ever break their promise.
"For us it is a form of art to produce such illusions without these tools. When viewers think they know the solution, the magic is lost. We believe in our show act and the magic of the illusions for which we work together, "explains the Magic Couple.
"As we develop our methods ourselves and rely on psychology, influence, and the power of our minds, the explanation for our illusions can not be found or bought on the Internet", adds the illusionist. "If, however, a billionaire desperately wants to know how we do it and has a spare million, we could talk about it," concludes Lucca with a mischievous smile.