Ode to Ekman
A Seamless Psychological Illusion
(40-page PDF manuscript and materials needed to perform)
Five audience members are asked to concentrate on one of six universal emotions. The performer reveals each person's emotion with a knowledge of "micro-expressions".
The last participant is asked to remain on stage for a final experiment. Although she does not know how, she demonstrates an even more impressive, uncanny intuitive ability.
Best of All: No one knows how and everyone is equally amazed. Honest!
"Put short, Waters was not kidding when he states this is a SEAMLESS psychological illusion. This really is one of the best combinations and application of thoughts, concepts, structure and effects that I have seen in quite some time."
— Jerome Finley, Performer, Creator, Author
"It really is seamless. Very clever and intelligent combination of ideas. I especially like the use of, shall we say 'genuine cues' and the totally safe 'environment' in which they are used."
— Alex Marsh, Performer, Creator, Author
"Sean, that is superb! I love it. I think you have really walked a different path here. My favourite bit is that you are using different routines with different methods to cancel (each other) out... You have created a wonderful coherent routine that is different and interesting. This is striking new territory."
— Thomas Berger, Performer
"What a refreshingly professional routine being offered here in an e-book format. Ode to Ekman uses some psychological methods to achieve its goals, but supported by rock solid foundations that enables the performance to be simply an outstanding piece of entertainment. No pie in the sky stuff here, this is layered so wonderfully, with proper attention it will not fail delivering its full potential. A truly fantastic work. Congratulations."
I've seen so many people on this forum wondering about and scrambling for D.B’s secrets, especially the secret to Reminiscence. I promise you "Ode to Ekman," is easier, more bullet-proof and just as astonishing as DB's great effect.
— Boyd Blackwood