26 janvier 2023

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“The Butterfly Effect” in theater

Taha Mansour presents himself as a "mentalist", that is to say a specialist in decoding who has very great powers of observation as well as the extremely developed ability to note the smallest details.

Taha Mansour presents himself as a “mentalist”, that is to say a specialist in decoding who has very great powers of observation as well as the extremely developed ability to note the smallest details.

Today, he brings on stage spectators chosen at random from the audience to question them. Then he challenges us on our own determinism and/or attitude of which we are often unaware.

Indeed, he, Taha Mansour, knows how to decode or predict the choices we have made or will make, we the public, chosen at random in the theater hall. It invites us on a mind-boggling mental journey in which we are invited to question our attitude, our responses and the perception we have of the surrounding world. Because he guesses us without knowing us, just by the gestures and/or the intonation of the voice. And without mind-reading.

Taha Mansour believes that our choices are often just the result of a “Butterfly Effect”. “The Butterfly Effect” appeared in 1963 on the computer of an American meteorologist, Edward Lorenz, who is usually referred to as the inventor of the phenomenon of chaos theory.

Edward Lorenz simplified the equations that describe the atmosphere and highlighted the fact that small causes can have big effects. In particular, if we modify an initial condition a little bit, we can end up with different atmospheric states. This theory was popularized by a metaphor that “a single flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil can unleash a storm in Texas.”

Since then, researchers around the world have come together to confirm or contradict “The Butterfly Effect”. From there, Taha Mansour an engineer from Centrale, hyper rational – and especially not a clairvoyant – decided to develop this path. In parallel, he is a consultant in “soft skills and influence” (ie. Support to help develop influence).

His show “The Butterfly Effect” was ranked best magic show: mentalism and 7th best show in all categories in Paris (TicketReduc 2020), It is the only magic / mentalism show to be eligible for the Prix des Petits Molières.

A thrilling spectacle that upsets established truths! And makes us want to learn more.
Small gymnasium of the Marie-Bell Gymnasium Theater.
38 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris.
Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m., until June 18.
Avignon Festival, from July 7 to 30, at Sham’s d’Avignon at 11:30 a.m.