Forget everything you know about magic and magicians.
Now remember it all again.
Vincent Gambini’s This is not a magic show is a performance
of and about sleight-of-hand magic: its invisible mechanics,
its clichés, and what it tells us about live theatre and make-believe. In a conversational yet crafted approach, Gambini presents astonishing close-up magic that invites us to question how wonder is produced in a theatrical situation.
Possibly the first of its kind, This is not a magic show is part performance-lecture, part deconstructed showbiz, and part magic tricks that leave you, like, omg.
For audiences of 30 to 70 people, seated.
Running time: 70mins.
Developed during a residency at Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh.
Premiered in 2015.
The summer 2016 England tour dates were supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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