Serpico hand shadow act from Argentina are very professional artistes who are happy to be performing on stage. They also enjoy life on board cruise ships. These Serpico Argentinian hand shadow artistes are proud to be performing their Magical World Shadows act in over thirty countries around the world. This is the art of performing a story or show using images made by hand shadows. Shadowgraphy or Ombromanie can be called “cinema in silhouette”. Performers are titled as a shadowgraphist or shadowgrapher.
A hand shadow act feeling sure that their performances would also be highly acclaimed onboard cruise lines such as the Royal Caribbean line. The art has declined since the late 19th century when electricity became available to homes because light bulbs and electric lamps do not give off good shadows and because cinema and television were becoming a new form of entertainment. Shadows are greatly defined by candlelight; therefore hand shadows were common in earlier centuries. (Wikipedia).
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The performer sits or stands between the light source and the blank surface, while having the option to perform in front of the performance surface or behind it, with each having different advantages. There is another option to perform from the left or the right of the light source.
The farther the hands are from the light, the smaller the shadows will be, while the closer the hands are to the light, the larger the shadows will be. Also, the closer the hands are to the blank surface, the sharper the shadows will be. Trewey suggests that the most convenient distance for the light from the hands is four feet while the hands from the performance surface should be about six feet. The performer should always watch their shadows instead of their hands. (Wikipedia).
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