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.
In this week's Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss looks at the legendary Don Alan and his influence on close-up magic.
Magicians have always had a symbiotic relationship with cinema. Discover out how the Silver Screen drives creative thinking for Hocus Pocus.
In the second instalment of Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss compares two videos of grand illusions, large-scale magic that involves the human body.
What’s in a name? When it comes to Hocus Pocus, a lot. Discover how David Ben chose the name for his forthcoming show.
Welcome to the debut of Take Two! Every Friday, Jamy Ian Swiss will be posting a pair of magic performance videos, accompanied by commentary. Here is the first post which looks at the Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper.
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.
Jamy Ian Swiss kicks off his first review for the Lyons Den with an in-depth look at The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc.
Magicana is pleased to announce the Lyons Den, a new column of commentary and reviews by Jamy Ian Swiss.