Shadow Dancing Routines Performed By Some Of The Best Dance Groups In The World

Added by Edan Barak on Dec 22, 2015
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I don't often come across a form of art that manages to:

a) Leave me speechless.
b) Baffle the hell out of me.
c) Move me to (manly) tears.

In the space of about 3 minutes. But then again, I've never come across the shadow theatre before.

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Enra

Comprised primarily of best-in-class performers and dancers from varied backgrounds such as acrobatics, dance, kung-fu, ballet, juggling and rhythmic gymnastics, this Japanese group describes what they do as "motion graphics performing arts". They combine ambient music, dance, and beautiful lighting and visual effects to convey emotion and wonder in a unique and pleasant way.

enra "Torque starter"

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Blue Journey

Choreographer David Middendorp is the mastermind behind "Blue Journey", a dancing duo that describe what they do as a "multimedia dance experience". With the use of silhouettes on a canvas behind the dancers, the group manages to tell stories and convey emotion using the combination of music, dance and shadows. They were also featured in the 2014 edition of "America's got Talent", where they never failed to dazzle the audience and judges.

Blue Journey: Duo Performs Multimedia Visual Dance - America's Got Talent 2014

Blue Journey: by David Middendorp

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Pilobolus

Founded in 1971 by students from Dartmouth college, this group has grown to become an inventive and inspiring collaboration of talents from around the world. Their artwork includes shadow dances behind a blank canvas, allowing for optical illusions that help in the telling of compelling stories, helped along with cool mainstream, upbeat music.

Pilobolus Dance Theatre "Shadowland"

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The Silhouettes

Formed in March of 2009, this shadow dancing group was founded by Lynne Waggoner-Patton and performs inspirational shows using dance, shadows and photographs. I learnt about this group from the 2011 edition of "America's got Talent", and I'm so glad I did. This is truly an inspirational and diverse group of dancers, whose mission is to help children in need around the world - some of whom even perform in their shows!

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Attraction

Founded on October 30, 2004 in Budapest, Hungary, the Attraction shadow theatre group took the world by storm in the 2013 edition of "Britain's got Talent". Zultan Szucs, the groups creative director began his career in 1985 as a hip-hop and breakdancer. The performances comprise quiet, otherworldly music with creative storytelling by way of silhouettes and beautiful dance routines.

Attraction On Britain's Got Talent Semi Final

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