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Leif Olberius. Photo: Olav Holten

Actors’ training for Magicians

February 11, 2019 - February 12, 2019 3600$

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Kursen förutsätter generella förkunskaper. Om det blir internationella deltagare kommer workshopen presenteras på Engelska.

This 2 day workshop is conducted in English (unless all participants are Swedes).
Required prerequisite knowledge: General knowledge about conjuring and performing on stage.

How good are your acting skills really?
You might think that you know what you are communicating on stage, but do you really know for sure?

Acting skills is not something that just appear when you need it. Instead, you have to train acting techniques just as much as your magic techniques – maybe even more – if you want to be good at it. This is a chance to enhance your acting.

This is a two day workshop where you will be guided through some basic actor’s training, like impulse training, focus, rhythm and tempo shifting. All with an eye on how it relates to magic performances.
The learning objective is to learn to understand what you and your body are expressing on stage and how to use acting when you are performing magic on stage.
Leif Olberius, Photo Olav Holten


Your instructor is Leif Olberius, a trained actor and magician who have had his own theater company. Leif is currently the main director for the experimental magic show Mystique, and this is two examples of his work:


Monday February 11

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Actors’ training
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Workshop: Acting technique in a magic performance

Tuesday February 12

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Actors’ training
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Acting technique in a magic performance
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Evaluation and summary


In general:
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes since some of the training is quite physical. February means winter in Sweden, please bring an extra pair of shoes that you can wear indoors.
Bring a pen and a notepad – you will learn things that you want to write down.
If you want to film or photograph the work you will be doing yourself, bring a device for that.
There will be no filming allowed during the actors training sessions.

Acting technique in a magic performance:
Bring one (1) magic trick or routine for a small stage or parlour, not longer than three minutes.
We don’t have space enough for illusions or big boxes.

Working space

The workshop will be held at Yxsmedsgränd 1 in Gamla Stan in Stockholm in a small theatre.

Limited openings

The workshop is limited to 8 attendees, and the spots tend to go fast.


You will need to arrange lodging on your own, the working space is right in the centre of Stockholm so you will have no problem finding hotels or AirBNBs nearby.

Cancelation policy

If you cancel before January 10, you will get the full amount reimbursed. A cancelation January 10 or later, but before February 5, you will get 50% returned.
Cancellation on February 5 or later, no reimbursement.

3600 SEK. (About 350 Euros)


February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019
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Leif Olberius Production
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Yxsmedsgränd 1
Yxsmedsgränd 1
Stockholm, Stockholms Län 111 27 Sweden
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