Teatro Itim is a black theater puppetry. It is a theatrical staging technique which uses ordinary black light channeled into a carefully controlled flat vertical beam or “light curtain”. About four to six meters behind this light curtain is a totally black backdrop. The manipulators, dressed completely in black velveteen, stand between the backdrop and the light curtain. They hold the puppets directly in front of themselves into the light curtain and the audience, due to an imperfection of the human eye, sees only the brilliantly lit puppets against a field of black.
The magic advantage to black theater is that the puppets are no longer bound to the stage floor. They can freely move in the vertical as well as horizontal planes and can appear and vanish without any technical problems.
Teatro Itim was established in 2005, under the artistic directorship of Danny Liwanag, have discovered the wonders of puppetry and using live people, unique concepts and manufacturing their own neon color puppet designs.
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