The New Normal?

As I mentioned in a previous post, The Journal of Performance Magic ( is currently accepting academic papers that attempt to uncover some of the crucial themes and key issues facing contemporary performance magic in light of COVID-19. The pandemic has had a significant impact on all aspects of life, including the performing arts. This has necessitated a response from performers on finding new ways to engage with their craft and community.

In addition, the Journal would also welcome short responses on the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of statements, provocations, or reflections on practice from performance magicians themselves.

A form has been set up to help collect some of these short responses – you can find it here;

I hope you can share with us your thoughts on how COVID-19 is affecting your practice.