From the Dark

FROM THE DARK is the only magic show worldwide that takes place in absolute darkness.  It was presented for the first time in September 2010 in the Auditorium of the CaixaGalicia Foundation in Coruña, for the 30est National Magic Congress in Spain.  Recently, it was presented at the First Magic Festival in Madrid (February 2011), with excellent reviews and a high broadcasting on the media and press.  (Links)

FROM THE DARK is a show conceived for people unable to see, as well as for those who see (adults), where everyone can be a part of a unique and amazing experience.  While there is a distinct prevalence of visual stimulus in most of the shows, MAGIC IN THE DARK invites the public to witness the possibility to be astonished and live magic without using their sight, participating on an experience that allows them to activate the intellect, fantasy and emotion.

Juan Varela, its creator, who is also blindfolded during the show, states that:

  • As long as a person has the ability to imagine, it is possible to stimulate his/her fantasy with fiction.
  • As long as a person has the ability of reasoning, it is possible to intervene with his/her interpretation process and create a mystery.
  • As long as a person has the ability to be moved, it is possible to transform a magical effect into a personal experience.
  • Sight, as any other sense, is only a means.  The final purpose of magic is the excitement and amazement.

The total duration of the show is 1¼ hour.