This video, of Anastasia Synn performing at Scot Nery's Boobie Trap, a fantastic Los Angeles area variety arts review, gives me the willies!
Anastasia's gleeful routine literally had me squirming in my seat doing that peeking-while-fake-covering-my-eyes thing at last year's Beyond Brookledge, a weekend-long magic and variety arts celebration Mark and I have both shared many times. There is something absolutely unique and beautifully twisted in the way Synn draws an audience in. She's clearly having a ball, while poking a skewer through her arm!
I asked Ana what she likes most about performing at Beyond Brookledge, and she told me...
...along with my super talented husband (the Amazing Jonathan), I have been fortunate enough to be part of beyond brookledge since it's premiere. Every year gets better and better as our ideas for installations and performances need to surpass the year before. It is something that challenges me and that I look forward to all year long. This year I'm bringing a bunch of new tricks to the table as well as some good friends and world class performers that will definitely add to the experience. Erica Larsen and Bob Self have created a gem on earth, something I am proud to be part of and as an artist, give my heart and soul to.
Anastasia performs her own stunts, tricks and illusions, as well as working with her husband, the Amazing Jonathan, and the many other performers at Beyond Brookledge.
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