ShadowLight Production DVD Box Set
ShadowLight Production DVD Box Set
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Explorations of the Shadow World (11 disc set) - Includes NEW RELEASE! (11/6/2013)
ShadowLight is pleased to announce the 11 disc DVD Collection: Explorations of the Shadow World. The series includes the documentary films as well as the traditional and innovative shadow work performed by the company over the past thirty years. Artistic Director, Larry Reed, became deeply immersed in shadow theater as he worked and studied with a Balinese shadow master over a twenty year period. For the next fifteen years, Reed has gone on to create a kind of living cinema in shadows on a giant screen, and to use this form to investigate modern uses of fantasy and mythology in cultures around the world.
The complete set chronicles the creation of a unique visual and theatrical vocabulary. Each DVD has high entertainment and educational value. They immerse the viewer in a world of shadows, which engages the mind in that place where dreams are made.
Ghosts of the River: Out of the Shadows goes behind the scenes and beyond the 2009 shadow play written by Octavio Solís, which illuminated stories of those who have crossed the Rio Grande throughout time. The documentary breaks through stereotypes and breaks down the invisible walls some use to treat migrants as "other."
Kawit Legong: Prince Karna's Dream: based on the legend surrounding the birth of the famous legong dance of Bali. Gamelan Sekar Jaya, ShadowLight and several of Bali's most brilliant artists team up to highlight multiple dimensions of the Balinese universe.
On Wayang: My Life with Shadows: follows Larry Reed’s journey into Balinese Shadow Theatre, revealing its symbolism and mythology as well as his innovations to the form, which have inspired dalangs and artists wolrdwide.
Monkey King at Spider Cave: inspired by an episode from Journey to the West unfolds an adventure of a Buddhist High Priest and his animal disciples in their quest to bring the Buddhist scriptures to China. This Buddhist parable is told in Mandarin with English narration and includes subtitles in both languages.
Mayadanawa: ShadowLight's first giant screen production in Bali, based on a mythological story of the Balinese people's struggle & triumph against the demonic being, Mayadanawa.
In Xanadu: an epic love story about Kubilai Khan and his wife Chabui in 11th Century China.
The Wild Party: a behind-the- scene look at ShadowLight's version of the jazz age poem with an original score by Bruce Forman.
Shadow Master: documentary film which portrays a Balinese family of performers, and the training of a young shadow master.
Ambrosia of Immortality: a Balinese version of Churning the Milky Ocean where gods and demons join forces to create ambrosia and then fight over possession of it. Created with dalang, I Wayan Wija.
Coyote's Journey: The Elder's Cut: based on a creation story from the Karuk tribe of Northern California, told by Karuk elder, Charlie Thom.
Seven Visions: a love story and a vision quest featuring a skeleton, a young monk, a native girl and a priest. Set in an early California mission with an original script by Octavio Solis and music by Cascada de Flores.