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Close-up for Parlour

April 4, 2020 @ 09:00 - April 5, 2020 @ 15:00 CEST 1900$

1900 kr

Information Svenska
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 close-up.

Most of us begin our careers by performing close-up in strolling and table-hopping situations – that is, situations where we constantly have to adapt to the environment.
But now and then, we get asked for a tight parlor set… but how do we adapt our good strolling material so that it plays well for a larger group?
How do we play the room, when the audience is willing to adapt to the performer?
Or, we might decide to put together our strolling material into a competition act, and how do we ensure our skills from strolling pack the same punch when changing the venue?
Note: This workshop isn’t about sleight of hand skills, but about structure and ideas.

Learning objective

On completion of the workshop, the student should:

  • Be able to identify and explore the differences between strolling close-up and parlour style close-up.
  • Have a knowledge about dramatic tools to weave together disparate parts into a cohesive performance
  • Be able to comfortably use misdirection in a parlor situation.


Your instructor is the Swedish magician Tom Stone, recipient of the Creative Fellowship award 2015, and author of several books on innovative magic. Tom is well versed in the magic theory and the practical performance craft, and his teaching method is fun and enabling.


Saturday April 4

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Workshop: The Tools of Drama.
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Workshop: The Tools of Deception

Sunday April 5

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Applications in your own work
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Performance
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Evaluation and summary

The Venue

The workshop is held at the Punkshangaren, in the Subtopia culture area, in the suburb Alby south of Stockholm.

Limited seats

The workshop is limited to 12 attendees, and the seats tend to go very fast.

Meals and Lodging

Meals are not included.
You will need to arrange lodging on your own. Search for hotels or AirBNB, or check via our Facebook page whether there are any local participants that might have a guest room to rent out.

Cancelation policy

If you cancel before March 20, you will get the full amount reimbursed.
A cancelation March 20 or later, but before the March 27, you will get 50% returned.
Cancelation on March 27 or later, no reimbursment.

1900 SEK. That is about $196 USD or 177 euro. (Choose your currency below)


April 4, 2020 @ 09:00 CEST
April 5, 2020 @ 15:00 CEST
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Tom Stone
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Punkshangaren, Subtopia
Albyvägen 38
Norsborg, 145 59 Sweden
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