What is the most important things I brought with me home from this course?
Crossing the gaze and things regarding (mis)direction.
The way of thinking about creating magic. I got tools that I can use til the end of my career. The most important for me was the structure, how important it is, and how easy to give some meaning to a magic routine with precise structure.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
knowledge, Friendship and lots of Motivation.
The ability to think theatrically about Magic, the knowledge that I will not be lost if I want to create a new effect.
Creative force. I have accomplished so much since the course and a big part of my progression happened because of the course.
Connections and inspiration.
Also an ocean of new wisdom
Teamwork is a great way to work. I’m usually a selfish individualist but this course made my own ideas grow so much faster with the help of others like me. I ofcourse knew this as a concept since before, but to actually be there seeing us as a group come up with 15-20 unique sets of show ideas during just a few days and then performing them the same week with often just small tweaks necessary was amazing to ses and be a part of. I also learnt that I’d liked the back end of magic almost more than to be up on stage performing.
How much i can kreate in such a tight time.
My biggest epiphany from the course came to me actually last week.
And it had little to do with the lectures or the workshops, but it came from a one on one discussion after hours with Johan about something me and Johan had different views on.
And this sums up my biggest value. As I stated earlier: Begin able to be in a learning state of mind among other magicians and entertainers with different approaches and ideas. Getting your own ideas challenged and learning in such an environment.
The motivation to experiment even more with magic.
A very good and tight magical network. Until the present day we do exchange a lot of ideas.
Again, where to begin? To summarise three things:
– Confidence in my creative process and in just throwing loads of stuff on the wall, hoping that something will stick. I’ve had a tendency to think to much, and this course showed me I should just do something, and then reflect and think afterwards.
– The way of thinking about non-linear methods and how to consider the method in relation to the effect. One of my favorite books has for many years been The Magic Way (Tamariz), which also, in part, deals with this topic. Part-taking in the course and being able to do so many exercises, however, gave me a whole new perspective and was an eye-opener in many ways.
– A few new routines and ideas for new effects. Also, the realisation that one should experiment with extremes; all silent, all loud, all sad, happy, etc, when creating new pieces.