Actors’ training for Magicians

Improve your acting skills!

Actors’ training for Magicians

You can book this workshop on acting for your own events.

Actors’ training for Magicians

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.

Learning objective

On completion of the workshop, the student should:

  • Have a better understanding of what they express on stage.
  • Have the tools to enhance their stage presence
  • Possess and understand some of the tools needed to practice acting skills and how to apply them in magic.

Instructor

Your instructor is Leif Olberius, a trained actor and magician who have had his own theater company. Leif is well versed in Magic Workshop’s teaching ideology, and he is currently the main director for the experimental magic show Mystique, and this is two examples of his work:

Schedule

First day

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

Second day

  • 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

Required prerequisite knowledge:

General knowledge about conjuring and performing on stage.

Guidelines

In general:
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes since some of the training is quite physical. Also, depending on place and season, you might need 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 your own work, 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 working space must be able to host 11 people and allow freedom to move around. Somewhat private, out of view from non-participants.

Limited openings

The workshop is limited to 10 participants

Booking

The approximate fee is given in the sidebar. Negotiations (fee, travel and lodging) are done directly with the instructor through this form:



    About Project

    The goal of this 2 day workshop is to playfully explore basic actor’s training, like impulse training, focus, rhythm and tempo shifting. All with an eye on how it relates to magic performances.

    Our instructor is Leif Olberius – professional actor and magician.


    Project Details
    • Instructor:Leif Olberius
    • Categories:2 day workshop
    • Skills:Acting
    • Budget:22000 SEK    ≈ $2275 USD or €2054 Euro
    • Participants::10