Out of the shadows
THE weird and wonderful world of shadow dancing amazed audiences at the 2007 Academy Awards.
Bodies flipped, moved and seemingly transformed in front of their eyes.
The performance troupe, Pilobolus, used the success of this first show to create Shadowland, an entire stage play based on movement, light and shadow.
The show has now toured 64 countries and will be in Sydney for only three per- formances. The dancers will contort their bodies to turn into dogs, cars and even spell out words. A behind-thescenes look at the show would see big and small screens constantly moving – shifting on and off the stage as tiny props are projected onto each screen, all while the dancers are front and centre. The show is based on a story by Steven Banks, lead writer for the animated series Sponge-Bob Square Pants.
We are giving away 80 double passes to see Shadowland at The State Theatre, 8pm on Friday, September 2. To enter visit newslocal.com.au and click on the competition tab. Select Shadowland and follow the prompts. One entry per person. Closes on 5pm, August 8; winners drawn August 9; announcement on the News-Local competition page on August 10. Authorised under NSW Permit numbers LTPM-16-00545. Terms and conditions at newslocal.com. au .
Movement and shadow create amazing images at Shadowland. Picture: Emmanuel Donny