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Derren Brown and Nina Conti in Conversation

October 19, 2019


I’m Christopher Green, I’m co-curator of ‘There Will Be Fun’ and I’m here to interview Nina Conti and Derren Brown. We’re part of a discussion tonight on performance. As a ventriloquist I’m drawn to horror and
weirdness and people think ‘Oh, isn’t that a weird thing to do?’ and I think, ‘Yep, that’s the good bit!’ I still find it embarrassing to say ‘I’m a
magician’. Technically I’m a ‘mentalist’. That’s the technical word for it. My whole career, I come on stage and go ‘I’m
a ventriloquist’ and yep, that’s a bit weird! Both of them were very open, and quite vulnerable
actually about the process of being a performer, and what it means to put yourself out there and the questions you ask yourself. Yeah, really, really pleased.

1 Comment

  • Reply Nissemus July 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Where's the video of the full talk, then?

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