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.
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.
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.