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Discover how poetry, both in words and action, inspired David Ben to revisit an old friend, The Butterfly and Fan, for Hocus Pocus.

Submitted Mon, 12/05/2016

David Ben shares insight on how being accused of appropriating culture spawned new ideas for an old trick for the forthcoming December show at Soulpepper, Hocus Pocus.

Submitted Mon, 11/28/2016

David Ben shares the lineage and evolution of a pure sleight-of-hand piece (originated by master “Palmist and Prestidigitateur,” T. Nelson Downs) which he will feature in the forthcoming show, Hocus Pocus, at Soulpepper Theatre on stage Dec 10.

Submitted Mon, 11/21/2016

It's all about perspective. David Ben explains how dismantling the past allows him to “recreate history” in order to discover new possibilities for Hocus Pocus.

Submitted Mon, 11/14/2016

Magicians have always had a symbiotic relationship with cinema. Discover out how the Silver Screen drives creative thinking for Hocus Pocus.

Submitted Mon, 11/07/2016

What’s in a name? When it comes to Hocus Pocus, a lot. Discover how David Ben chose the name for his forthcoming show.

Submitted Mon, 10/31/2016

David Ben starts a new series of blog posts as "an exhibition catalogue" providing commentary on the creative process on his new show, Hocus Pocus, on stage at Soulpepper Dec 10.

Submitted Mon, 10/24/2016
The Lyons Den, a column by Jamy Ian Swiss

Magicana is pleased to announce the Lyons Den, a new column of commentary and reviews by Jamy Ian Swiss.

Submitted Wed, 10/19/2016

Our children's community outreach program, My Magic Hands, is back this fall with more opportunities to share wonder.

Submitted Mon, 10/17/2016
Micky Hades

New performance clips have been added to our online exhibition dedicated to Dale Harney and The Magic Palace

Submitted Tue, 09/27/2016

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