Circus City: Iterations – By Tom Cassani
‘Iterations’ centres on Cassani’s fifteen-year obsession with the skill and precision of sleight of hand. It invites us to think about how we think about the performance of skill, magic and the seemingly impossible…
Through deconstructed sleight of hand and revealing text, Cassani offers us time to reflect and re-interpret. This contemporary exposé of the magician practising explores how impossibilities can emerge through repetition, actions, gestures and self-reflection. You will learn everything it takes, and how hard it really is, to do something impossible so effortlessly.
This performance was created with support and mentorship from Florentina Holzinger and premiered at Radialsystem Berlin in march 2023. ‘Iterations’ was created as part of Tom Cassani’s research project ‘Expanded Magic’. ‘Expanded Magic’ was developed within the framework of Forecast – Skills e.V. The initial concept of ‘Iterations’ was developed with support from Karen Christopher, CJ Mitchel, BOLD!, Augusto Corrieri, Tim Bromage, Hester Stephan Chillingworth and Nik Taylor. Thanks to Marisa Carnesky and Gypsy Wood.
Tom Cassini also presents A Show of Hands on Friday 20th October. Find out more.