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PRE-OWNED: Brand new in shrink wrap.
+ 40 Chapters
+ 15 Techniques
+ 15 Professional Routines
+ 4 Essays
+ Theory pieces on Construction, Composition, and Performance
+ More than 700 photos
+ Only 1,000 copies
Secret Language has been dissected, restructured, and rewritten several times over the last ten years to encapsulate the essence of Helder’s contemporary work and professional repertoire. Composed of three different parts, you will be able to learn new techniques, choreographies, and routines. In addition to these, there is a full section on theory of construction, composition, and performance, along with different essays that will help you understand Helder’s creative process and how he approaches the structure of magic and the creation of magic pieces.
The book is divided into three distinct parts. Part I is devoted to techniques and choreographies, the way to understand the mechanics behind the illusion and how to incorporate those same ideas into the creation of new techniques or in restructuring classic concepts. Part II is devoted to Helder’s close-up repertoire and his ability to take ideas and transform them into routines, and to take known plots and create new methods to make them even more impossible. Part III is all theory and is focused on Magic, Construction, Life, Composition, and Performance.
In Secret Language, the aim was to create a document that would register Helder’s creations and repertoire as well as his thinking process for achieving those same pieces. It is intended to be a guide more than a copy/paste manual, and the serious student will find a lot of insights into properly structuring routines and achieving a deeper level of detail in compositions. New concepts from other areas like art, theater, and philosophy will play a part in the way we can approach magic and change the perception of this art form by our audience and peers.