LUIS CARR


is a magician and a creative consultant with a sharp focus on contemporary and interdisciplinary ways to present and experience magic. Exploring the grey area between reality and illusion, he is inviting the audience to consider and question the nature of wonder and astonishment itself. In his experimental magic practice he is particularly interested in the themes of repetition and the decay of wonder. In his performances, he playfully addresses the absurd, weird and irritating qualities of magic.

With background and experience in traditional entertainment magic he has turned his attention to challenging the conventional rules of the craft. Slightly annoyed by artificial and dusty magic tropes he uses the tools of contemporary theatre to poke holes into our perception of reality.

Luis Carr completed formal training in Magie Nouvelle at the CNAC, Centre National des Arts du Cirque in France in 2020. He is the co-founder of Magic Monday Leipzig and he is currently working collaboratively with visual and performance artists to explore new interactive formats for staging magic.



EDUCATION

2020


2018 – 2020 


2018


Since 2016


Since 2016


2015


2015


Since 2009


2005 – 2011


2004 – 2005


Online-Workshop Rimini Protokoll - “If I were where you are”
STUDIO ONLINE - international workspaces, STUDIO teatrgaleria

Formation "Magie Nouvelle"

CNAC Centre national des arts du cirque, Châlons-en-Champagne

Workshop Andre Hidalgo
Juggling(manipulation) with Body(manipulation), Berlin  

Student of Matthew „POKI” McCorkle
Object Animation, Isolation Hoop, Mime

Student of Phax Said Ahamada – Slowmotion Phax
Coaching in slow motion dance, development of methods for the representation of zero gravity

Workshop
Puppetry by Dorothee Jordan, Munich

Intensive Workshop
MOVEO - Escuela Internacional de Mimo Corporal Dramatico de Barcelona

Student of Gaston, FISM World Champion of Parlour Magic 
Acting, Improvisation

Diploma (Master) in Environmental Engineering
University of Stuttgart, Main Focus: Energy Supply and Water Supply

Theatre Studies
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Main Focus: Performance Art, Body in Film




WORK - SELECTION


2020


2016-2020




2016




2015




2014


2013



Video Installation: The Loop
Collaboration with Ruudu Ulas, presented at the Royal College of Art in London

Magic Monday Leipzig
Theatre die naTo, Leipzig
Foundation of a monthly magic show with the magicians Alfonso Rituerto, Christopher Schleiff
and Yann Yuro: organization, concept and performance

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com
Performance at the vernissage of the exhibition Illusion - Nothing is as it seems, curated by Richard Wiseman

Filmtrip #003
www.filmtrip.org
Immersive Theatre, Munich
Concept, direction and performance: integration of interactive magic into the play

The Magical Offbeat – Magic and Percussion
Development and performance of a full-length show with the drummer Peter Fleckenstein

Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
http://www.adbk.de
Performance on the subject of energy