In 2018, Laterna magika was celebrating its 60th birthday. An exquisite book published to mark this seminal anniversary features photographs taken during the company’s performances. It is quite extraordinary, since Laterna magika, pursuing live art, is not entirely inclined to be taken pictures of. Martin Beck first focused on the production of The Little Prince, following which he peeped into the souls of the protagonists of The Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne. His camera lens then revealed the story of the legendary photographer Eadweard Muybridge, depicted in the show Human Locomotion. The jocose and vivid Cocktail 012 – The Best Of is characterised by capturing the dynamics and geometry of movement. And finally, the book contains pictures of Wonderful Circus, an iconic production connecting generations with all the joy and sorrow life and great friendships may bring.
Authors: Martin Beck, Lucie Kocourková
Publication date: 2018
Format: 104 pages, 255 x 280 mm, hardback