Shadowplay is
with shadows.
Shadow theatre is 
playing with light.

The image repertoire of contemporary shadow theatre contains much more than the play with silhouettes on the screen – as we know it from asian tradition. A few new lightsources allow the variety of images: not only shadows, but also reflexions, refractions and the decomposition of light into its colours give a never ending creative potential – to tell the stories we want to tell.
We must understand that light and shadow are materials that can be formed, like the sculpturer does it with the stone and the painter with colour.

Darkness is the material.
Light is the tool.

In 2024 we offer:

Basic workshop : 
Monday, Aug. 5th – Friday, Aug. 9th
(max. 6 participants)

What we are built on:
–        about 20 shows with shadows
–        almost 40 years of experience with light
–        a store with everything a shadowplayers heart would dream of
possibility to buy  lightsources and equipment for shadow theatre

Dates for individual workshops can be booked throughout the year.
For more information write an email to:

Light behaves like a child – it will play with everything we put in front of it. But the projected image depends on the lightsource we use. All the workshops articulate the fundamental relationship between light and images in both theory and practice. They explore the use of illuminants as dynamic and flexible tools, with an emphasis on simple and robust light sources which can create impressive effects. Our workshops are designed for performing shows with an audience of up to 100 people.

Participants need no prior qualifications or experience – only their curiosity and enthusiasm for performing. At the end of each workshop it is possible to purchase specially designed light sources and other precious accessories like mirrors et cet..

Venue: The world heritage city of Bamberg, Germany
Languages: English and German

For more detailed information please send your request to: