Thresholds

Illusions for the Five Senses & the Mind

Interactive illusions for each of the five senses in five distinct spacial environments.

(Originally titled Thresholds.)

Jeanette is killing it, empowers the audience, and uses science and art to make her mark.
PBS – WTTW Chicago, Chicago Tonight, Chloe Riley

 

Using a combination of research in philosophy, psychology, and art, Andrews drew in the crowd with her personality, but kept them there with her mind, and most importantly—by blowing their minds.
- Amanda Elliott – Windy City Cosmo

 

The show was amazing! Really fantastic and I loved how you incorporated history of perception within the story you told with the magic.
- Kristen Kaniewski, Visitor Services Manager – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Experience

Shattering the mold of the traditional magic performance, an unforgettable evening of impossible visions, scents, tastes, feelings, and sounds awaits you.  Immersive and highly interactive, the audience embarks on a physical journey experiencing elegant magic designed for each of the five senses in five distinct environments throughout a venue. Andrews serves as a magical guide through landscapes specifically designed to awaken the mind and the senses to a state that inspires revelation and wonder.

 

Andrews uses philosophy, psychology and art to give audiences an unforgettable evening beyond the normal. Playing against the inherent stereotype of magic shows, the entire audience collaborates to create the performance by making crucial decisions and possessing seemingly impossible knowledge. These mass participations include such things as the audience being able to find a chosen card using the sense of touch, or making an image on their program vanish and then reappear at will. 

Andrews is the only magician in the world known to have been named to an artist-in-residence position, with the genesis of Thresholds being created during her residency. The work debuted in April 2015 to a sold-out, extended run, and this critically acclaimed show is currently touring the United States to sold-out performances. Having received national and international press including the Chicago Tribune and Magic Magazine, Thresholds uses the unique components of life to create an unforgettable evening that leaves you enthralled and enchanted.  Watch as an audience member’s thought-of scent becomes a reality, a member of the audience is able to surmise Jeanette’s thoughts, and walnuts carry an unexpected surprise, as the performance progresses to a conclusion that will leave you speechless.

 

(Site-specific and tailored to spaces, including a stationary version.)

Images from:

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Pleasant Home Museum

Mayslake Peabody Estate Museum

Seaside REP Theater with East of Eden 


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© 2018 by Jeanette Andrews. Background images: Saverio Truglia, David Linsell & Michael Sullivan