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It's a special Take Two this week as Jamy Ian Swiss reflects about the impact his friend and master magician, Lance Burton, has made on the world of magic.

Submitted Fri, 11/18/2016

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

In this week's Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss looks at the legendary Don Alan and his influence on close-up magic.

Submitted Fri, 11/11/2016

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

In the second instalment of Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss compares two videos of grand illusions, large-scale magic that involves the human body.

Submitted Fri, 11/04/2016

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

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.

Submitted Fri, 10/28/2016

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

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.

Submitted Fri, 10/21/2016
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

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