This hand shadow show mesmerized me the first time I watched it.
It’s more magical than most magic shows I’ve seen. It is beautiful, elegant, artistic and, most of all, entertaining, as all magic shows should be.
It’s a shame that hand shadow puppetry is not a magic trick. It is magical, but it involves no secrets, hidden maneuvers, and clever dodges that magicians love so much. It’s just plain skill and artistry.
Yet, the artist Raymond Crowe makes it so magical I have this sudden urge to try hand shadow puppetry one of these days. In the meantime, I’ll just content myself with filling my senses with the beauty of his performance.