This week for Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss spotlights one of the last of the great nightclub-era magicians, Roy Benson. Discover why Benson was so influential and what made him extraordinary.
David Ben sharing credit for both the team creating Hocus Pocus on stage and for those who created the magic in the first place.
Does size matter? You bet it does. Discover how exactly David Ben intends to share Hocus Pocus up-close and personal—with you.
David Ben makes the claim that Hocus Pocus is all about focus, but he wonders where will you place yours? The screen? The magician? Find out why it’s up to you but, by his design.
Discover how poetry, both in words and action, inspired David Ben to revisit an old friend, The Butterfly and Fan, for Hocus Pocus.
It's time to Take Two and this week, Jamy Ian Swiss pauses to reflect on Eugene Burger, one of the most influential performers, writers, lecturers and teachers, of and about close-up magic in the past thirty years.
In this month's book review for the Lyons Den, Jamy Ian Swiss offers a thorough and candid review of The Jerx, Volume One.
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.
Take Two takes a turn to reflect on a man who is universally acknowledged to be the finest coin magician (yes, there is such a thing!) of our time, David Roth.
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.