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Ireland: Rennes. Five good reasons to go to the "Vive la Magie" festival

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The International Festival "Vive la Magie" is back in Rennes, his city, from January 5 to 8, 2023. He celebrates his 15 th edition. Gérard Souchet the director and his "magical company" mark the blow with a brand new show "Scala Magica! ", Which will bring together all the guest artists.

Le magicien Artem. © DR The magician Artem.

The Vive la Magie festival will take place from January 5 to 12, 2023 in Rennes, with workshops and shows for all ages.

1 - For the family spirit

"Long live magic" was born from an accident fifteen years ago, in Rennes. The Souchet family, at the origin of this international meeting, had first created shows to finance a school trip. And then, the meeting grew up, became an international turning in Europe. He found his house in the triangle, where everything is going on, keeps proximity with "small gauges" and preserves his family spirit. Since his beginnings, his faithful companion has François Normag, magician and master of ceremonies.

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2- for the discovery of multiple arts

Magic remains an unknown art. "We do not necessarily retain the names of the artists who are all known in their game, whether they are magicians, mentalists, illusionists or hypnotists", explains Gérard Souchet, artistic director. This is the festival that is the headliner, the artists, whether it be the German manipulator Nikolai STRIEBEL or the Belgian illusionist Laurent Piron, serve the artistic point.

3- For the 15th anniversary

is the great novelty of the 15th century "Vive la Magie": only one show bringing together no less than thirteen artists. A show called "Scala Magica! "" It is finished drawing the curtain at the end of each performance ", blows François Normag, the master of ceremonies. An "Total" show where the Russian manipulator Artem Shchukin will rub shoulders with Austrian mentalists Anca & Luca, where the Spanish illusionist Mag Edgar will find himself on stage just like the German magician Lukas. The organizers underline the presence "Exceptional" of Australian Raymond Crowe. "It's been a long time since we wanted to invite this artist overflowing with originality and fantasy" , is satisfied with Gérard Souchet.

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4 - For Women Magicians

among the artists to discover during the show "Scala Magica", many women: "Basically, magic has long been despised. Few women were able to be recognized. It was important to highlight these extraordinary women. let us quote the German illusionists Jaana Felicitas and Alana. In addition, in order to mark the desire for parity on the festival, the organizers pay tribute through the photographic exhibition "Portraits of Women Magicians", photos taken mainly by Rennais Franck Boisselier. To discover in the hall of the triangle.

5- For children's shows and workshops

It is also a desire to "live the magic": to offer shows and workshops for the youngest. Thus, 3-6 year olds will be able to discover "the magic confectionery" and "La Maison de Mamie Yvette" (January 7 and 8, between 15 and 20 €). The 7-10 year olds will be able to participate in a magic workshop with artist Strobineler, "an excellent pedagogue to discover the art of illusion". These workshops limited to 15 children are gathered on the days of January 7 and 8 (€ 30).

from January 5 to 8, 2023, "Long live the magic", in the triangle, boulevard de Yugoslavia. To take advantage of "Scala Magica": Thursday and Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Prices: from 25 to 59 €. Reservations on 06 22 73 72 12. Net:

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