Amazing Video: Shadow Dancers

Shadow puppetry isn’t something that people rave about. In fact, I’m not even sure if “shadow puppetry” is a thing.

But we know it when we see it, right? Usually during technical problems at a school or business presentation with a projector, when someone just can’t resist sticking their hands in front of the light to make bunny ears or a butterfly.

But this? This is brilliant.

You’ll be amazed by this imaginative dance performance using shadows and light to tell a story that would’ve been impossible to create physically.

Enjoy “Shadowland” by the Pilobolus Dance Theatre!

Let me know what you think of the video in the comments!

What is Follow My Lead? (video)

As you know, Follow My Lead is a dance blog, but it will also be a video series exploring unique styles of dance and the stories they tell.

I’ve been wanting to post video episodes for a while – interviews, tips, “dance diaries” – but it didn’t feel right until I created some kind of video that introduced who I am and what Follow My Lead is all about.

So, here it is!

A caveat: It’s not a highly-polished big production. I plan to produce professional episodes of Follow My Lead, but for now, I wanted to post something simple. And I didn’t want to wait until it was perfect. I have a lot of video ideas in mind, and I didn’t want producing the perfect intro video to become an obstacle to the dance stories waiting to be told.

So, tell me, which styles of dance would you like me to explore and share with you on Follow My Lead?