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2 x Vice-World Champion 2015-2021 European Champion 2017-2020 Improvement of a Magic Principle 2014

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Feb 2019
Vienna - Theater Akzent
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Feb 2019
Linz - Brucknerhaus
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Mittwoch, 27.02.2019, 19:30 Uhr

Brucknerhaus Linz
Mittlerer Saal | Stiftersaal

Untere Donaulände 7
4010 Linz
Austria

01
Mar 2019
Steyr - Stadttheater
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Samstag, 01.März 2019
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Steyr - Stadttheater
Volksstraße 5
4400 Steyr

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Apr 2019
Vienna - Theater Akzent
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Nov 2019
Vienna - Theater Akzent
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Thursday, 14th of February 2019 - Theater Akzent Wien
Time: 19:30 Uhr

Theater Akzent
Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Wien

 

Latest news

How to successfully sabotage your own competition act, still get the 2nd prize and win more than a 1st prize

17/07/2018
“You should have won the first prize!”, said the first prize winner to us, personally, like the majority of mentalists, who realized what incredible effects we had accomplished and who have an idea about the effort, work and dedication behind our illusions. So should I complain? I do not …

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Again Vice-World Champion of Mental Magic!

17/07/2018 Read more

Appearance at ORF

07/06/2018 Read more

article in WOMAN part1

29/04/2018 Read more

Linz - Brucknerhaus

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Mittwoch, 27.02.2019, 19:30 Uhr

Brucknerhaus Linz
Mittlerer Saal | Stiftersaal

Untere Donaulände 7
4010 Linz
Austria

Steyr - Stadttheater

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Samstag, 01.März 2019
Zeit: 19:30 Uhr

Steyr - Stadttheater
Volksstraße 5
4400 Steyr

Vienna - Theater Akzent

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Thursday, 14th of February 2019 - Theater Akzent Wien
Time: 19:30 Uhr

Theater Akzent
Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Wien

 

How to successfully sabotage your own competition act, still get the 2nd prize and win more than a 1st prize

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“You should have won the first prize!”, said the first prize winner to us, personally, like the majority of mentalists, who realized what incredible effects we had accomplished and who have an idea about the effort, work and dedication behind our illusions. So should I complain? I do not. And here is why.

First of all, because the winner was completely different  in every aspect and hard to compare to us. He showed a prediction effect instead of mind-reading and his presentation was more in the direction of comedy. I don’t envy the judges who have to compare such different acts!

In all honesty, I have to tell you that even without the winner, we would not have had enough points this time for a first place. Unlike last year at the European Championships, where we received 80 out of 100 possible points, we received less points this time, although we felt that our act improved a lot since then.

Second, I know from experience that winning doesn’t change your life as much as placing 2nd or 3rd doesn’t. Show producers still request a video of your act, not an award diploma. My only worry is that we couldn’t perform at the winners gala, where only the first prize winners of all 8 categories are competing against each other for the title of the Grand Prix-Winner. There are even more potential clients or recommenders watching. In the end we should get a video of our performance, so everything fine with that as well. The first prize winner also runs a Spanish TV station and invited us to perform there. For the development of our career (in the Spanish market) this may be more important than running up behind him in a competition.

Third, because the conditions for us were excellent. Other than 3 years ago, where almost everything went wrong for us before we even entered the stage, in Busan we not only had the perfect slot as the last mentalist act on Thursday, we were even allowed to use a projected background, which is not a standard. Participating as the current European Champions we were, of course, one of the favorites to win. So why didn’t we?

For two reasons.

For the last thirty seconds of our act, accompanying the revelation of the first love of a random spectator, we had added a levitation effect to it. Anca rose up about 30 centimeters. Although this is clearly not a mental effect, we thought it would boost the entertainment value of our act. It was also a kind of disclaimer, that we are still magicians and NOT psychics or mediums.

It completely backfired. Almost all judges and other magicians felt that it was not only unnecessary, but even counterproductive because it was distracting and, among other disadvantages, didn’t allow Anca to walk freely around the stage in the 9 minutes up tp that point. I fully agree that watching Anca walking can be way more magical than a rather insignificant rise. We kicked the effect out the same evening and if we would have made it to the winners gala, we would have already performed without it. We had this idea for more than 4 years and only in May we discovered a rather simple way how to do it, so we developed this levitation only for the FISM World Championships of Magic and, I must admit, it was a risk. But no risk, no fun, right? One final note on this. The idea itself is not a bad one, but then Anca would have to float like David Copperfield. We don’t have the resources yet, but who knows about the future?

The second reason was that we showed too much magic. Way too much. We bombarded the judges with one impossible effect after the other. What takes 25 minutes in our theatre show, we squeezed into 10 minutes, the maximum length at FISM. After seeing 90 acts before us, I can’t blame the jury for missing details of our performance, even more because none of the judges was a mentalist. On the contrary, I have the highest respect for the level of concentration that they must uphold during such a competition. My suggestion would be to have separate, specialized juries for each category, but that is a different, general subject.

The stage jury gave way more importance to the presentation than to the magical content. As much as this was a disadvantage in the competition, their personal feedback after the competition was extraordinarily helpful for the improvement of our act and show for lay audiences. We could have made it easy for ourselves, thinking that we do that anyway in our public shows. Instead, we let the feedback of the judges and other influential thinkers in our field trigger a thought process in us. Since then, we have already developed a complete new presentation idea that we will already show at our next booking. It could bring our presentation to the same level as our magic. What better can you bring back home from a competition?

Three years ago I was very much focused on winning the competition and very upset about the factors that didn’t even allow us to do so. Since then I’ve learned that the real value of a competition is the qualified feedback and the connections you make. We’ve made new friends and are both more motivated and certain more than ever that our Mind-Reading Revolution will change not only our life but even those of others who watch it for the better in the future.

So if you are a young magician reading these lines, my advice to you is to enter competitions in order to develop your act. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get an awards, don’t stop developing, if you do. The feedback of some of the world’s most experienced and successful magicians in the audience is invaluable and hard to get somewhere else. They may not even give you the answers, but they will ask the right questions. In the end, if you want to create something that has never been done before, it will more than not, come from within you!

Magically yours

Lucca Lucian
(read and approved by Anca Floria Lucian)

Again Vice-World Champion of Mental Magic!

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At the official World Championships, which take place every three years and this time in Busan/South Korea, we have successfully repeated our title of Vice-World Champion of Mental Magic and have been ranked as the best mind-reading act by the jury.

Appearance at ORF

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Yesterday we have shown something new and incredible on TV

http://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Barbara-Karlich-Show/5304361/Die-Barbara-Karlich-Show-Mein-Vertrauen-musst-du-dir-erst-verdienen/13979027

article in WOMAN part1

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Where other mind-reading acts end,
"The Mind-Reading Revolution" only begins

Entertains even sceptics

For too long in the world of magic women had
been reduced to the role of the assistant. Anca
challenges and amazes even her husband.
Although very different in their approach, they
share their ultimate secret of their art,
their love for magic and for each other.

Whether you witness The Mind-Reading Revolution as a show-act or full length theater-show, this married couple will surprise you with unexpected twists and turns. Whatever you may have seen before or think about such demonstrations, Anca & Lucca will make you think again.

New mind-blowing effects

Anca reveals more than just the obvious -
the spectators' possessions, their likings,
their looks, their memories! She copies a
spectator's hand gestures, plays scrabble with thought-of-letters and identifies names of people she has never met before.

Anca & Lucca are constantly trying to push the limits of their art and continue to show what no one has ever shown before.

Theater Show

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.

  "As a theater owner I want to book a show that is really well received. The show of Anca & Lucca left no wishes in this respect: Grandiose illusions, creative ideas and an incredibly charming dealing with the public. My guests thanked them with beaming faces and standing ovations."
Pat Perry, CLOSE-Theater, Zürich
"Great show! The incredibly likeable Viennese married couple set new standards with their show in which the human factor didn't come too short. The spectators were not only baffled but mystified." 
Gary Sperrer - OÖ Nachrichten
Our event "Consultants´Day & Night" was a true success and the feedback of our members was extremely positive. Lucca has contributed very much to this success with his motivational speech in the afternoon and his show in the evening. We want to thank him one more time officialy.
Markus Roth - Chamber of Commerce Upper Austria

SHOW-ACT for events

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.

"For our annual event in Monte Carlo we can only allow to show the best of the best. This was absolutely perfect. It was something that has never been made like that in Monte Carlo ... at the same time so sincere, so simple and so amazing!"
Guillaume Rose - Director of Tourism, Monaco Government Tourist Office
"Lucca and Anca were charming, funny and performed perfectly on stage. Lucca even connected our guests with each other. That was perfect for our conference."
Wolfgang Raschka - Head of Contract Management & Legal Operations; Siemens Austria
„Lucca & Anca have captured our audience from the very first minute and maintained this mesmerization throughout the whole show. Whith charm and humour they have granted us a view into a mystical dimension, which was honoured by our audience with enthralled feedback."
Martin Richter - Unicredit Group
"Lucca amazed the crowd at our charity "Comedy Against Violence“. Even days afterwards, I was asked how his "tricks" could be explained. I don't know, I don't want to know, but Lucca and Anca are magnificent!"
Marika Lichter - Owner, Agency GlanzLichter
Our event "Consultants´Day & Night" was a true success and the feedback of our members was extremely positive. Lucca has contributed very much to this success with his motivational speech in the afternoon and his show in the evening. We want to thank him one more time officialy.
Markus Roth - Chamber of Commerce Upper Austria

The $1.000.000 Challenge

Mental magic "unplugged" - Experience a pure demonstration of the power of their minds
In a high-tech world like ours and with an act so seemingly impossible, the suspected use of hidden cameras, headphones or other electronical signalling devices is apparent. Anca & Lucca rule out such methods and signed an affidavit to prove it.
 
$ 1,000,000 notarially certified reward...
if you can prove that Anca and Lucca use pre-arrangements, confederates or any kind of hidden electronic communication device. They never did - they never will.

Anca & Lucca

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.

TV

The Mind-Reading Revolution is a perfect show-act for TV-shows and can be performed live and without any pre-arrangements.

 

Awards

European Champion
Mental Magic
2017-2020
Vice-World Champions
Mental Magic
FISM 2015-2018
Austrian Champions
Mental Magic
2014, 2016 & 2018
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