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Biography

Nik Taylor is Director of Teaching and Learning for The School of Music, Humanties, and Media at the University of Huddersfield where he researches and lectures on Performance Magic and Creative Technical Theatre. He is co-editor of The Journal of Performance Magic

He has worked as a performer, writer and director; working on a number of projects in the UK, Germany and France, including Discurs’96 & The Festival of Contemporary European Plays. He has designed for Performance CityFestCEP & Sapajou, produced a low budget feature, and performed as a dancing penguin.

As a Research Magician, he is coordinator of the Magic Research Group and is currently undertaking a research on Performing Real Magic(K): The Conjurer and Audience in Bizarre Magic.  As a performer, Nik specialises in Bizarre Magic, Sideshow, Séance and Divination.  Nik co-curates Mr Punch's Cabinet of Curiosities a dark museum of weird and haunted artefacts. He recently advised on the Thackray Medical Museum’s The Magic of Medicine exhibition and Proper Job Theatre’s Nosferatu and performed in Hester Reeve’s YMEDACA at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The British Society of Mystery Entertainers.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Magic
  • Performance Magic
  • Bizarre Magic
  • Technical Theatre
  • Interactive Theatre
  • Immersive Theatre

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