Las Vegas-based Magician Criss Angel claims UK-based Mystifier Dynamo stole his tricks, segments of his show and even his “tableau.”
We had no idea what a tableau is or does. We thought the word meant “table” and assumed Mr. Angel was suggesting Dynamo swiped his Losander Floating Table illusion. We have since verified that was way off the mark.
The Sun reported Mr. Angel’s full quote as, “It’s not even just the material, I’ve seen literally parts of his show that people have shown me, he even steals my tableau, my pose.”
So tableau must mean something like a pose. In fact, Mr. Angel credits Jesus Christ as the originator of the pose.
“I didn’t invent that pose, that was depicted by Jesus Christ, but I was the guy to do that in magic. I just think it’s sad, it’s pathetic.”
So by the transitive theory (if a=b and b=c, then a=c) Dynamo is ripping off Jesus Christ.
Dynamo gave a stinging retort.
He said Mr. Angel is simply trying to garner attention.
“I have performed over 300 pieces of magic, out of which a small number have also been performed by Criss Angel in a completely different way,” he said. “Criss walked across a pool whereas I walked across the Thames.
“I am from a different generation to him and have no desire to be like him.”
Check out the latest give and take at The Sun here.