Surely, everyone has a memory of playing with “hand shadow” at least once. Established in 1952, KAKASHIZA, the first professional contemporary shadow play theater troupe in Japan, has advanced and developed hand shadows into a higher performative technique.

In “ANIMARE,” beautiful images are manipulated by lights and shadows. Various silhouettes of animals are woven by acrobatic hands that breathe life into the shadow animals one after another. They tell lively, loving stories full of humor and create a colorful world for children.

The charm of shadow play lies within the magical effects, bringing infinite imagination to viewers.

Running Time: 50 minutes
Age Range: K-6