Thresholds

Illusions for the Five Senses & the Mind

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

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.

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

(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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PRESS
 

Chicago Reader

Cover Story

Museum of Contemporary Art - MCA DNA article

Jeanette on "Magical Thinking" podcast

Jeanette profiled by Voyage Chicago

Chicago Tribune covers Thresholds at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Jeanette in international "Perfumer and Flavorist" Magazine

Jeanette with Chicago Tonight

New City Art reviews Thresholds at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago Tribune covers Thresholds

International magic magazine "Genii" Feature

Windy City Cosmo reviews Thresholds at the Museum of Contemporary Art

International Magic Magic Magazine 

reviews Thresholds  

 

S T A T S

THRESHOLDS  has been performed across the country. Every performance has been sold-out / standing room only.  

Thresholds offers a unique blend of interactive performance that is fun and educational, with pieces of magic that weave together modern and historic science with learning experiments and interactive hands-on experiences.

Also, according to the 2017 LaPlaca Cohen "Culture Track" research, ( http://2017study.culturetrack.com/home ) museum attendees are interested 

in the following:

Having fun 81%

Gives life a deeper meaning 78%

Interest in the content76%

Experiencing new things 76%

Learning something new 71%

Feeling inspired 69%

Feeling transported 67 %

 Top 4 Characteristics of an Ideal Cultural Activity:

Social

Interactive

Lively

Hands-On 

"For culture to matter, it must enable people to find or make meaning. At this particular socio-political moment, reducing stress, providing fun, andoffering perspective are pre-conditions for this to happen."

Download the full study HERE.

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