IN PROGRESS - “INVISIBLE TANGO” (PART 3)

From that one moment which is written down, I start to see what other ideas may be connected with it. Especially, and this is probably the hardest part to explain, ideas that can build towards that moment. This search is a very personal journey, and each person, according to their personality, my find different ideas and connections for any given subject.

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Helder Guimaraes
IN PROGRESS - “INVISIBLE TANGO” (PART 2)

Now that the idea and metaphor are defined, I script it. I do this still without thinking about how I will achieve the illusion in its internal and secret mechanics. By only focusing on how that idea is better communicated with the desired magic metaphor, I can write freely and without conditioning. This until later becomes the goal and, in a certain sense, the top of the pyramid that we want to reach.

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Helder Guimaraes
IN PROGRESS - “INVISIBLE TANGO” (PART 1)

As I start preparing Invisible Tango, which opens next year at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, I thought this could be an interesting project to share some of my creative process. Nothing of what I will say here are rules. Things evolve naturally as I find myself interested in certain aspects of the performance of magic and how I can share it with the audience.

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Helder Guimaraes