It’s all just staged: The art of using light and shadow to tell stories can traditionally be found all over the world
Dainty puppets made of buffalo leather expertly controlled by thin rods, Indonesia’s wayang kulit shadow puppets are famous
the world over. They usually depict scenes from ancient epics, but indulge in current gossip, too.
Punch and Judy in Turkish
Turkey’s traditional Karagöz theater is sure to make you laugh. The hero is a rough but witty fellow who comes up with all kinds of tricks to get by.
It wasn’t until the 17th century that Europeans discovered the shadow play. Today’s artists, such as Fabrizio Montecchi from Italy, are experimenting with music, space and light.