Magie Nouvelle: The New Language of Magic

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Magie Nouvelle: The New Language of Magic–A Conversation with Raphaël Navarro, Valentine Losseau and Etienne Saglio

What is magie nouvelle you ask ? Just as contemporary circus brought a new approach to the traditional circus that came before it, magie nouvelle (new magic) is reinventing magic as we know it, transforming it into a language of artistic exploration and a means of creative expression.
“Levitations, transformations, holograms, impossible sculptures, and optical manipulations are part of the vocabulary of this new language where exquisite illusion asserts itself and where the impossible becomes a new type of intimacy.” -Extract from the Traversée des Apparences exhibition Curator’s Letter of Intent, part of the Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque in Marseille 2019 ...
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Kirsty Bell

As a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Kirsty Bell grew up surrounded by culture, but she really discovered the world of circus when a friend invited her to an aerial silks class… from that moment on she was hooked! Kirsty has witnessed first-hand almost every aspect of circus, having experience as a performer, costume designer, critic and administrator. In recent years Kirsty has taken part in the Circus Voices scheme at the Edinburgh Festival, writing for the Circus Dairies, and has been in charge of the development of the Club PRO and Demain’s Volunteers projects at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.