‘Queen of Knives’ taps Gaiman for Magical Inspiration

What happens when you combine dance and magic? Well.. almost no one knows for sure. You can find out next weekend in San Francisco. Check out the article by Lauren Gallagher for the SF Examiner. 

“Magic tricks are made for the stage, but with the exception of Drosselmeyer in “Nutcracker” productions, sleight of hand is rarely paired with dance.San Francisco dance troupe Sharp & Fine is poised to set a precedent with the world premiere of the evening-length “Queen of Knives,” debuting at Z Space on Thursday."  Read more…

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/queen-of-knives-taps-gaiman-for-magical-inspiration/Content?oid=2645916

Watershed’s Magicians in Residence Make Mind Reading Birds and Open Source Magic

Two good videos from Culture24 highlighting their story on the Watershed Contemporary in Bristol that has entertained two magician-in-residence who spend their time devising new tricks.  “Exploring creative ideas that blend technology, interactive design, magic and illusion, Stuart Nolan and Kieron Kirkland have come up with a variety of experiments – from magic birds that analyse your personality to human electromagnets and open source magic…"   Watch the two videos on site..

http://www.culture24.org.uk/science-and-nature/science-art/art461706

The Illusionists Extravaganza Proves a Tricky Business

Nice article by Stephanie Bunbury for the Sidney Morning Herald about the upcoming performance by the Illusionists..

“How on earth did they do that? It is the immediate response to a decent magic  trick – be it a fiddle with some cards or British hypnotist Derren Brown’s  magic-whispering some upright citizens into staging an armed robbery – but it is  the question no magician will answer. How you saw a lady in half, how you make a  motorbike disappear in a blast of firecrackers …   silence on these matters is  part of the craft. The thrill of magic, according to the fraternity, lies in its  impenetrability.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/stage/the-illusionists-extravaganza-proves-a-tricky-business-20131213-2zb33.html#ixzz2nQZzoyhr

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