Making their East-Coast debut and closing-out this year's Festival is Verba Shadow Theatre, a professional shadow theatre company from the Ukraine. One of pioneers of this genre, Verba is a fabulous new family show that takes you on an exciting journey into the imaginative world of storytelling through dance, light, shadow and beauty. They have delighted audiences across the globe including performances in India, Argentina, Ireland, Monaco, Germany and Moldova. They recently appeared on shows such “Ukraine’s Got Talent,” and “Minute of Fame” in Russia. Their shadow version of the film Titanic has generated over 5-million views on YouTube.
Verba uses the universal language of shadows to help overcome any barriers and boundaries (territorial, national, linguistic) between people. Visualizing various subjects - taken from life, literature and film - the company strives to transfer the viewer to a new reality, the opportunity to be surprised, rejoice, empathize, and reflect on the world we share.