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Creating Magic

I’m performing a brand new show July 25 and 29 at FringePVD, the Providence Fringe Festival. Or at least as much of a new show as I can. I told myself months ago that I wanted to to create an all new show for FringePVD. And a lot of the show will be new, while some of it will be material that I’ve performed countless times.[spacer height=”20px”]

Some artists have a quick creative process, but not me. It takes time for me to shape a routine filled with personality, mystery, comedy and/or amazement. Master Magician Lance Burton once wrote an advice book for young magicians, which I read when I was 14 years old or so. He describes a creative process in which he thinks of an illusion for a while, ponders over the premise and possibilities, and waits for the routine to flourish by itself in his mind at its own time.[spacer height=”20px”]

And I’ve come to terms that this is how my creative process works. I first think of the premise or idea I want to express. This idea can sometimes sit in my mind or notebook as inspiration for quite a while before something happens with it.[spacer height=”20px”]

A spark went off in my brain last week. An idea I’ve been toying with for a while finally clicked into a magic routine. I spent a good chunk of the day brainstorming the routine and writing down a script. I can’t explain how this merge happened. But, I can only agree with Lance Burton that ideas can’t be forced and sometimes need time to churn in order to fully flourish.[spacer height=”20px”]

So if you’re in Providence, be sure to check out my show at FringePVD July 25 and 29 to see some of my newly developed magic. It’s just a short plan ride away if you don’t live in Providence.

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