Shadow Show in Guatemala
We were pleasantly surprised when we received a request for video performances not just from anywhere, but from Central America, specifically Guatemala. We couldn’t decline because we always wished to expand the geography of our performances. Our recent involvement in a corporate event in Guatemala became a vivid example of how art can unite people, inspire change, and aid in the understanding of history and culture.
At this event, we presented three video performances, each revealing its own story, filled with deep emotions and reflections.
The first performance immersed the audience into the challenging times of the pandemic, which unexpectedly hit the world. Through the play of light and shadow, we showed how many businesses were on the brink of closure, and people faced fear and uncertainty. At the end of the performance, the company requested to add the names of employees who passed away during the pandemic. This story made us think about the value of life and the importance of community in tough times.
The second performance was dedicated to recovery and overcoming the crisis. We showed how the strength of the human spirit, creativity, and mutual aid helped companies and individuals overcome the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Each of us needed strength to look towards the future with hope and optimism.
The third performance opened up the beauty and history of Guatemala, as well as the history of the company for which we prepared this show.
Preparing video performances for the event in Guatemala became especially meaningful, as we were planning a tour across Latin America before the pandemic forced the world to stop and adapt to new realities. Guatemala was supposed to be one of the countries in our tour, and for us, this event symbolized the invisible connection between our past plans and current opportunities. Verba Shadow Theatre was scheduled to present its unique performance at the Gran Sala Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias on March 18th at 19:00.
In these challenging times, as the world gradually recovers from the pandemic, we are glad that we can share our art, offering not only entertainment but also moments for reflection. We continue to surprise, inspire, and unite people around beautiful stories embodied in light and shadow.