Incantesimo

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

Music and magic have a deep and ancient connection in cultures all over the world. Incantesimo reveals this connection finding clues hidden in plain sight. Like the word “enchantment” — today we think of as something delightful but it used to mean to cast a magical spell to control someone, originally, a spell created with music: enchantment comes from the French, chante and the Latin cantare: to sing.

Mixing music, magic and story-telling, spanning the centuries from the birth of civilization to contemporary neuroscience, Incantesimo doesn't merely tell these stories — it recreates many of them, from the miracles of Orpheus to the medieval Dancing Plague. Incantesimo is a theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen.

Reviews

The show I observed delivered on the music, trance, and storytelling however the magic moments fell flat. Such is the nature of live performance. Awkward interactions with audience members also involved, at times, convoluted magic tricks, which felt as though “Ta-Da's!” needed to be called out after each occurrence.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney - ...read full review


Incantesimo. Bellissimo! Take five highly talented mostly-Italian musicians & performers, put them on an intimate stage, mix it with mentalism, magic and the esoteric, and you have Incantesimo. Riccardo Berdini leads the charge with an outstandingly beautiful musical journey - he deftly engages the audience, creates a musical trance, lifts your spirits and strikes a home run with his mentalism and melodic abilities. See it!

sweet - Marcus J Freed


Featuring an odd but charming mix of mentalism and music, this show proves to be more philosophical than magical, taking off from the premise that all humans share the universal connection of music. The discussions of music, what it offers to us and the effect it can have on our emotions was the most enjoyable aspect of the show for me.

sweet - Mike and Brian (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


The show I observed delivered on the music, trance, and storytelling however the magic moments fell flat. Such is the nature of live performance. Awkward interactions with audience members also involved, at times, convoluted magic tricks, which felt as though “Ta-Da's!” needed to be called out after each occurrence.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney - ...read full review


Featuring an odd but charming mix of mentalism and music, this show proves to be more philosophical than magical, taking off from the premise that all humans share the universal connection of music. The discussions of music, what it offers to us and the effect it can have on our emotions was the most enjoyable aspect of the show for me.

sweet - Mike and Brian (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


Incantesimo. Bellissimo! Take five highly talented mostly-Italian musicians & performers, put them on an intimate stage, mix it with mentalism, magic and the esoteric, and you have Incantesimo. Riccardo Berdini leads the charge with an outstandingly beautiful musical journey - he deftly engages the audience, creates a musical trance, lifts your spirits and strikes a home run with his mentalism and melodic abilities. See it!

sweet - Marcus J Freed