DirectionsBy Joanie Spina
Joanie Spina was a talented director, choreographer, and performer. She was also a great friend to MAGIC, with her column, “Directions,” appearing in the magazine from 2009 to 2013. During those four years, she also brought her column to life onstage at MAGIC Live!
For her final appearance, Joanie shared how she worked with Patrick Thernes, known as Sir Pat-Trick, and then we saw the results of this artistic collaboration. It was one of the most powerful moments at any MAGIC Live!
Shawn McMaster, in his review of the convention, wrote: “The overwhelming emotion, combined with Patrick’s underdog spirit and our knowledge of Joanie’s sickness, is too much to hold in. We cry and applaud and cry some more.”