Liz Toonkel

Work for Live Art Danmark
2022 Magic for Animals at Live Art for Børn, Aarhus

Magic for Animals
Performer Liz Toonkel came  all the way from the US to join our 2022 edition of Live Art for Børn in Aarhus. With Magic for Animals she brought a one woman magic show about how humans treat animals, and one another. She fascinated her youthful audiences with a skillful use of magic, which helped her to address serious issues like animal rights, women’s rights, and human rights in playful and fun ways.

About the Artist
Liz is a performance artist, magician and filmmaker, and passionate about work that strives for social change through humor, spectacle, and transgression.

She earned a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a dual MFA from the CalArts in Art & Technology and Scenic Design. As a Magician she is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, and as a production designer anshed recently designed the feature film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On for A24.

Liz presents her work as a performer and magician here, and, keeping it neat, her production design work over here.

About liveart_dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.