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New Shows Added - Scott Silven's The Journey



EAST COAST PREMIERE CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL

PERFORMANCES | ONLINE

January 8 – 10, 2021


Words and Image courtesy of the Virginia Arts Festival.


Due to popular demand, The Virginia Arts Festival has added six performances of the new production with the world-renowned illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven. The brand new, mesmerizing virtual show, The Journey, connects your home to his in the picturesque Scotland countryside. Tickets are now available for shows January 8-10, 2021 and are available online at vafest.org or by calling the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 757-282-2822.


"Is it astounding? Absolutely. A graceful pivot to a new medium? Sure. Just when you think you know how Silven might have faked an effect, he complicates the trick, then complicates it again and you are abandoned to wonderment." - The New York Times


"Under the guise of reading your thoughts, Silven does something more astonishing: He refreshes your outlook." - Los Angeles Times


"Silven's use of storytelling and setting creates something genuinely magical." - Britain's The Guardian

“Mysterious…handsome, unforgettable.” - People Magazine


About Scott Silven Scott Silven is a modern-day marvel like no other. As an acclaimed illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist, Silven pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, smart, and uniquely immersive performances on both stage and screen, mesmerizing audiences across the globe.


Hailed by Vogue as a “world-renowned mentalist,” his work has been described as “a marvel” (The New York Times), “mesmerizing” (Town and Country), “truly astonishing” (TheDaily Beast), and “unforgettable” (Entertainment Weekly), through a combination of “elegance, sheer mind power, and profound philosophical insight” (Manhattan Digest).


Following two major sell-out runs in New York and an extensive international tour, including headline engagements with leading arts organizations, Silven now introduces his latest experience -The Journey. The Journey continues Silven’s theatrical objectives: the virtual production not only orchestrates an awe-inspiring experience, but leads audiences to a place that suggests untold possibilities and challenges perceptions--a place that allows them to look at the world, and themselves, in an extraordinary way.


About the Virginia Arts Festival Since 1997, the Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, presenting great performers from around the world to local audiences and making this historic, recreation-rich region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world. The Festival has presented numerous U.S. and regional premieres, and regularly commissions new works of music, dance, and theater from some of today’s most influential composers, choreographers and playwrights. The Festival’s arts education programs reach tens of thousands of area schoolchildren each year through student matinees, in-school performances, artists’ residencies, master classes and demonstrations. For more information, visit vafest.org.

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