Challenges and stimulation
The course’s design, content and implementation stimulated me and/or challenged my previous knowledge in a constructive manner, and have had a positive effect on my artistic research & explorations.
1: I do not agree at all / 10: I agree completely
I felt that the seed of magic was put in to my brain and I can‘t wait to see what a beautiful tree will grow out of it. Very stimulating also in very gentle way pointed in to direction where you can expand.
Yes, it challenged me to try new things. The group exercises were excellent for that. I found new avenues of performing and ways of making new material.
Yes since the metod in this course s to work together but from a personal standpoint so everyone can adapt the knowledge to there own level and experience
I found the setup very stimulating and it has broaden my perspectives as well has given me new tools for further development.
As I have already stated, I learned A LOT. The sessions and the people made me fall in love with magic again. Sounds weird because I’ve loved magic for all my life. This was an eye-opening experience and the most important week of my life.
Yes, Yes YES!
The last time I had a paradigm shift in magic was when I was with Tamariz in Spain. This is another milestone in my career that will have a major impact how I look at my magic.
I felt pushed by the theatrical work and saw others pushed too. I think when you reach further conjuring it is good that more emphasis is placed on the drama (Leif’s work). As the week went on the effects (magic) became so much stronger because of previous course knowledge but also the strange activities that at first felt like they had nothing to do with magic but was everything that brought the performances together.
I particularly enjoyed
Taking an effect (coins through table) and trying to add surprise to it.
The Gaze Further work training on eye focus.
I also really (more than I thought) enjoyed the very first exercise “the magic moment” which for me turned into helping my define my final piece of the week thanks to sharing a tiny section of it with the instructor and the group and getting feedback on how to make the moment where the magic happens stronger.
One of the most valuable learning situations, after absorbing theoretical concepts, is applying such concepts, creatively, “under the gun.” Or to borrow a term I once heard “having to crowbar creativity.” I love learning in this way-it doesn’t allow for laziness and forces growth. Since leaving the course, I find myself thinking back to the exercises and using them as inspiration as I develop ideas.
Couldn’t agree more with the above statement!
Absolutely. I consider this course to be at the graduate level. It was very challenging, but everything was achievable. It however challenged me in ways that made me realize I (and magicians in general) have far more creative potential than I ever realized.
This course will absolutely have a positive impact on my profession as a working magician.
Yes – a seed was planted in many ways.
Even if I don’t d o the right thing I know how I should do.
Have so much to practice on now
Yeah, I agree completely and have nothing to add.
One of the best weeks for my magic ever.
It’s wonderful how during the whole week I wasn’t taught a single magic trick by Tom or Leif, yet I was given so many tools I can use to elevate any of the things I already do, or even create something new.
In the moment I had fun with the exercises, now I will see what happens in time. I will play with the exercises here in Finland with a group and see what insights we gain!
For me I didn’t get much “material” from this weeks exercises, but I do see it as a valuable way to use theories in practise.
What I love about this course is that a lot of the things we learned about are already known, but the course gives a new aspect to it and a more deeper insight. Also the hands on exercises make a huge difference because we can get a first hand experience of how the techniques could be applied in practice.