At the 28th FISM World Championships of Magic in Quebec City, Anca & Lucca received the 1st prize in the category of Mental Magic for their performance of "The Mind-Reading Revolution".
"We are very happy to have won first place at the world championships after winning the European title in 2017. We have now won 3 silver and 2 gold medals in five appearances at world and European championships. This confirms our path of "mental magic unplugged ", i.e. the demonstrations without any technical or personal help from third parties.
But this time it was not only the decision that was exciting, but also the feedback from the jurors and the audience. We're only now understanding why we won this time and what we intuitively did right in preparation.
The first big difference from previous years was our appearance as an ethnic clairvoyant couple. Anca is actually born and raised in Transylvania. The use of an open fire, in which we sent viewers' wishes to the universe, and the other props created an atmosphere that felt authentic and caused goosebumps for some of the spectators.
On the other hand, we kept making fun of so-called clairvoyants and thus our own performance during the show. When Anca obviously wrongly guesses a man's name as "Esmeralda" at first, only to then correct: "Yes, but that was his name, in a previous life!", we convey with a wink to the audience that it's still all nothing but a show.
In a conversation with an icon of magic, he told me something that I wasn't so aware of in 25 years as a mental magician: "If you, as a spectator, don't have any explanation for mental magic, it stimulates emotional resistance against the performers. You think to yourself, what if such skills fell into the wrong hands." So far I thought it would be enough to admit before and after a show that it is just that. But now I understand that it is important to set this disclaimer during the performance as well. That's exactly what we achieved with our humorous interludes and was definitely a very important factor in the win.
But the incredible effects that we showed were certainly just as important. For the first time, Anca was able to guess a complete credit card number and to copy any hand movement of a participant. It was only during the World Championships and through the experience of practicing with other magicians that we discovered a further improvement of one of our methods that allows Anca not only to imitate a few hundred different ones, but more than 50,000 different ones, in other words, almost anything imaginable. This is an absolute world first and, to our knowledge, no one has ever done it before us.
This example shows that we are not at the end of a development with the first World Cup title, but rather at the beginning of one.
The resulting international inquiries will make it easier for us to work even harder on our acts in the future. About this fact we're at least as happy as we are about the trophy."
On 14th of February, Anca & Lucca will perform a parlour magic show including some especially romantic illusions for Valentine's Day at the trendsetting Kimpton Maa Lai hotel in Bangkok.
Duration: 60 minutes
The fourth title at international European and World Championships of Magic in a row with the world's first fusion of mental magic and DANCE!
Very surprisingly and after only 5 possible weeks of rehearsals we've been awarded Vice-European Champions of Mental Magic 2021-2024 at the FISM ECM-Manresa-Barcelona 2020.
The Mystical Square was designed for next year's World Championships but after receiving both vaccinations we spontaneously decided to perform our first public rehearsal directly at FISM. We were positively surprised to get such good feedback from audience and judges already at this early stage of this act!
In August 2019 Anca & Lucca appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. What nobody knows so far: Their main effect was cut out by the TV network. At the end of their theater show "The Mind-Reading Revolution", in November 2019, they finally revealed the true nature of their act!
The married couple, Anca & Lucca, are second to none. After studying magicians and self-proclaimed mediums, they started to develop their own methods for their demonstrations of mind-reading, clairvoyance and premonition.
Using little more than their awareness, sharpened perception and power of their mind, no simple explanations could be given. Their vow not to use cheap tricks such as prearrangements, actors, or hidden electronic communication devices makes it hard to believe their claim of not having supernatural powers.
Are mind-reading and clairvoyance real? Or is is just an illusion and can be explained? In their theater show, Anca & Lucca reveal the secrets of mental magic and leave you speechless and amazed nonetheless. The spectators become part of the newest and unsurpassed illusions of mental magic.
At your next event, you want to give your audience something to talk about for years. An experience that will fascinate and connect the most fastidious guests, who have seen almost everything else.
The Mind-Reading Revolution can be performed almost anywhere with almost no set-up time and no more stage equipment than a few chairs or a flipchart at most. It is uncomplicated and a pleasure to work together with Anca & Lucca, who utilize their experience to get the most out of their act for your event.
The Austrian Lucca has been performing magic for 20 years and became a professional illusionist and speaker in 2008.
Romanian-born Anca was not introduced to magic before marrying Lucca, but had a comprehensive stage experience as a ballroom dancer since her earliest childhood.
In 2012 Anca & Lucca started re-designing and re-inventing the illusion of mind-reading and clairvoyance. Ever since, they've been constantly pushing the boundaries of their art and try to make their performances more entertaining and intriguing even for those who didn't like magic before.
For TV-Shows “The Mind-Reading Revolution” offers a variety of new schow-acts and illusions, never seen on international television before. Anca & Lucca continuously develop new illusions, worldwide unique in their impossibility and perfection. Contact them for more information!