LAURA LONDON - THE ART OF THE SHOW AND WHY YOU SHOULD CREATE ONE
You have lots of tricks and do plenty of close-up gigs, but do you have a show?
Professional card-worker Laura London shares with you her experience of putting together a close-up magic show. A show that can not only be booked for clubs, corporate, festivals and zoom but can also be used to enhance your brand and extend your performing opportunities.
In 2016, Laura London debuted her show, Cheat, at the Edinburgh Festival. It was a creative journey, filled with lessons, some good and some bad, that Laura will share in this series of presentations.
Here you will learn how to take the tricks you already know and draw them together using narrative, staging, music and showmanship. This involves giving people a reason to care about the tricks you are performing, bringing them together in a series of coherent plots and leaving your audience with a story that will remain with them long after the show is over. And then, once you have the show, searching for new markets in which to perform it.
Laura will discuss in detail elements from her own show, Cheat, her experience of performing at the famous Edinburgh Festival, the lessons learned, and how she has since used the show in her professional work.
If you are looking to take your magic to the next level, and developing your career as a professional magician, then this series is perfect for you.
Week 1- One Trick Many Presentations
Laura teaches effects and routines from her own professional repertoire. And then shows how each effect can be changed by constructing a different presentation. This is the key to using tricks you already know for a show you have yet to write.
Week 2 - Structure and Story
Laura discusses the nature of a show, how to build one and what production elements can be used to enhance the magic. This lesson includes details of how to build a narrative around an effect and then develop these stories and segments into one cohesive show.
Week 3 - The Edinburgh Festival
Laura reveals the benefits of working a festival and having a run of performances in which you can hone a show. This is an honest account of the ups and downs of the arts festival experience and what can be learned by performing a show every night for a week or a month. This includes tips on how to prepare, rehearse and deal with the fallout when things go wrong.
Week 4 - You Have a Show Now What?
How to sell your show, find the perfect performing environment and adapt it to many different markets, from guest appearances, corporates, zoom shows, TV and theatre. A show is a creative and artistic endeavour, but it also brings commercial opportunities that you never dreamed of. This is when all the hard work pays off.
Laura London's The Art of the Show is a comprehensive guide to creating your own show, taking your magic to new artistic levels as well as discovering different arenas in which you can perform. Each week Laura teaches practical lessons in magic as well as sharing her experience as one of the UK’s top professional close-up magicians.
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