Out of the shad­ows

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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

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