audience playing with Shadowdance

This new installation invites audiences to become a spectator, a participant, or even a performer, dancing with their own shadows - or other peoples.

SHADOWDANCE invites you to pose and cut interesting shapes as the installation blends colour and light. Colourful floodlights magnify your shadow silhouette as it appears on a large wall - people become giants, as large as buildings.

Combine this effect with a trick of optics based on colour theory first deduced by Netwon, where different colours can combine to create white light - and white light can be split into its components and the result - SHADOWDANCE.

Supported by

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New Market Square, Leicester,