If you’ve ever dreamed of a private session with Eugene Burger, now’s your chance. On this tape it’s just the two of you, as Eugene speaks his mind and opens up his heart. Sinology, a simple coin routine, becomes a parable about self-discovery. In his version of Lin Searles’ Cannibals, Eugene combines sly humor with impressive technical chops that will fool you. In New Match Stickler, a Milbourne Christopher item usually thrown away as a bar stunt becomes a powerful mystery. More ominous themes are considered in Robert Neale’s daring Last Dream. To conclude this encounter, Eugene discusses the thinking that led to the creation of two of his most requested routines, which he also performs: The Inquisition, his wickedly dark take on Roy Walton’s Card Warp, and Shakespearean Thread (or, as Max Maven insists on calling it, “Vishnu Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”), an evocative new presentation for the Hindu Thread.
Eugene also offers special insights into artistic expression, performance philosophy, and the concepts and theories that transform magic into something deeply personal.