She has presented commissioned and site-specific works for The Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt, the International Museum of Surgical Science, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Andrews presented her first magic performance at age four, was paid to do her first magic show at age six, began running her business that day and has never had another job since, and is now internationally recognized as a pioneer in her field. Andrews uses sensory anomalies, art and scientific anecdotes to create luxurious experiences that bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world. She loves creating experiences for audiences to engage with the impossible in fun, insightful, generous ways.
Andrews is an Affiliate of Harvard’s metaLAB and prior artist in residence for High Concept Labs and The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’ life’s work and her performances have been praised by the Chicago Tribune, PBS and the New York Times.
- Interactive Strolling Magic Performances
Amidst a swirl of other activity, time stands still as an enchanting performance unfolds for a small group of guests, with elegant illusions unfolding in guests' own hands...
Impossible feats happen before your guests’ very eyes as Jeanette performs elegant, interactive close-up magic for small groups throughout the course of the event. This includes personable tableside performances, customized strolling cocktail hour performances, and more. Performances can function as a unique conversation starter for networking events, and social and corporate experiences. Give your guests a magical experience that will leave them enthralled and enchanted. Attendees can make your company’s name magically appear on a card in their own hands, that they retain as a keepsake of the evening. Ideal for: Special Events, Dinner Parties, Banquets, Weddings, Galas & Cocktail Hours.
- Break the Ice: A moment of magic sparks conversation for guests meeting each other for the first time.
- Customized Magic: Attendees watch as magical, personalized mementos are created that they retain a keepsake of an already unforgettable day
- Personal Attention: Guests receive one-on-one attention and interaction; an ideal extension of host's hospitality.
- Parlor Performances & Sensory Illusions Onstage
Perceive: Illusions for the Senses and the Mind
Experience your senses like never before… The entire audience interacts in this enchanting experience by performing magic in their own hands, making crucial decisions and possessing seemingly impossible knowledge. Shattering the mold of the traditional magic performance, this one-of-a-kind performance features elegant magic handpicked from Jeanette’s repertoire to fit your event and audience. Andrews' sensory anomalies bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world. This experience is composed of a distinctive blend of magic with a sophisticated yet fun feel, and explores ideas in psychology, science, and art. This is not your average magic performance….
- Can incorporate a company’s messaging, guest(s) of honor and branding woven into the narrative of the performance upon request.
- A 10-75 minute performance
- Through the ETHER[NET]
Virtual interactive magic & illusory demonstrations.
This elegant, interactive magic performance occurs on screen, as well as in viewers’ homes and own hands! Weaving together science and folklore with performance and experiments, the audience co-creates the performance. This presentation will combine pieces from Andrews’ magic performance repertoire, punctuated with interactive components, such as scientific visual illusion demonstration, in which viewers learn about the eye and how to make an image disappear. Jeanette also narrates careful instructions for interactive magic tricks which audience members perform along with her in their own homes, and create magic without knowing how they accomplished these magical feats.
- Designing the Impossible
How to think like a magician to solve seemingly impossible problems.
Through her years of researching magic history, magician and speaker Jeanette Andrews has developed specific magical methods for utilizing existing tools and strategies in unusual ways. Learn how to translate this nonlinear problem solving style to your discipline. Andrews teaches a magic effect based on Gestalt psychology and contemporary neuroscience that discusses how perceptual assumptions can help to create a desired effect. The presentation discusses what goes into creating a successful illusion and how perceptual assumptions can help to create a desired effect. Connect your team via a fun, shared experience, while learning valuable techniques for crafting perceptions and disrupting expectations.
Highly customizable. Can work with clients to meet specific goals, incorporate initiatives or branding.