Shadow puppet

Shadow play or also known as shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated figures (shadow puppets) to create cut-out figures which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source. A talented puppeteer can make the figures appear to walk, dance, fight, nod and laugh.
Shadow play is popular in various cultures; currently there are more than 20 countries known to have shadow show troupes. Shadow play is an old tradition and it has a long history in Southeast Asia; especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. It is also considered as an ancient art in other parts of Asia such as in China, India and Nepal. It is also known in the West from Turkey, Greece to France. It is a popular form of entertainment for both children and adults in many countries around the world. (Wikipedia)


 

Richard Bradshaw: Shadow Puppeteer

Richard Bradshaw: Shadow Puppeteer

Richard Bradshaw: Shadow Puppeteer

Owly Shadow Puppets

Owly Shadow Puppets

Owly Shadow Puppets

The Tranquillity of Shadows

The Tranquillity of Shadows

The Tranquillity of Shadows"

A Small World

A Small World

A Small World


Shadow Pueppets "Takashi's Seasons"

Shadow Pueppets Takashi's Seasons>

Shadow Pueppets "Takashi's Seasons"

Mary's Boy Child Shadow Puppets

Mary's Boy Child Shadow Puppets

Mary's Boy Child Shadow Puppets

karagiozis exposed

karagiozis exposed

karagiozis exposed"

Hellenic invention of KARAGIOZIS

Hellenic invention of KARAGIOZIS

Hellenic invention of KARAGIOZIS


Introduction to Shadow Theatre

Introduction to Shadow Theatre

Introduction to Shadow Theatre"

Introduction to Shadow Theatre,part-2

Introduction to Shadow Theatre,part-2

Introduction to Shadow Theatre,part-2

The Art & Craft of Shadow Theater

The Art & Craft of Shadow Theater

The Art & Craft of Shadow Theater

Javanese Shadow Puppet - Wayang Kulit

Javanese Shadow Puppet - Wayang Kulit

Javanese Shadow Puppet - Wayang Kulit


Vietnamese Water Puppets

Vietnamese Water Puppets

Vietnamese Water Puppets"

Vietnamese Traditional Water Puppet Theater

Vietnamese Traditional Water Puppet Theater

Vietnamese Traditional Water Puppet Theater

Robam Tep Monorom

Robam Tep Monorom

Robam Tep Monorom

Cambodia: APSARAS OF ANGKOR

Cambodia: APSARAS OF ANGKOR

Cambodia: APSARAS OF ANGKOR