Duo Serpico, Serpico and Mary Anne, are Argentinians proud to be performing their Magical World Shadows act in over 30 countries around the world. Duo Serpico shadowgraphy artists are now looking for new challenges on or off ship for all events. Maybe you are planning a corporate event requiring top quality professional international shadows acts. Shadowgraphy or ombromanie is the art of performing a story or show using images made by hand shadows. It can be called “cinema in silhouette”.
Performers are titled as a shadowgraphist or shadowgrapher. 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.
The performer has 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. Movement helps give the shadows character and brings them to life. Some shadows are performed with accessories attached to the hands or fingers to achieve movements or images not applicable to hands alone. (Wikipedia).