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OCTOBER 2015: PLOTS

The principles of true magic* are not to portray, but to evoke. Jerzy Kosinski Lately I’ve been thinking how inexhaustible, rich and evoking the old Plots in magic are. Like “The general card (Metamorphosis)”, “Everywhere and Nowhere”, “Remember and Forget”, “The Miser’s Dream”, “The Sympathetic Cards”… these titles are in their own truly evoking and […]

MAY 2015: MAGICAL MOMENTS

Magic means different things for different people. My understanding about what it is magic, as a performing activity, has changed throughout the years and it is still changing. I have the feeling that there is something more in there and I have to dig deeper. Not that I pretend to change no one’s life, but […]

APRIL 2015:
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT CLARITY AND CONFUSION IN MAGIC

Clarity is without a doubt a goal that our magic should aim. Ultimately, clarity means putting things easy to the spectators so they can fully focus and rejoice in the magic and not get lost along the way, just the opposite to confusion. To me is not always clear what we mean when we talk […]

FEBRUARY 2015 II:
IN WONDERFUL COMPANY

“Anytime magic is performed, whether it is on stage or in an informal setting with friends, it is the performance of a piece of theater. In an informal setting the audience might not readily recognize it as such; nonetheless, the ingredients that makes theater are there. Should what do you fail to contain the elements […]