Jewrovision, Karlsruhe 2017

Shadow theatre in Karlsruhe

February 22, 2017

We, the performers of the Shadow Theatre, embarked on a new and exhilarating journey, stepping into the vibrant world of Jewish culture for the first time. With great pleasure and boundless creativity, we embraced the challenge to showcase our artistry and captivate the European audience at the prestigious Jewrovision Song Contest 2017 at the Schwarzaldhall in the enchanting city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This is the story of our unforgettable act, where we proved once again that “art knows no boundaries”.

Uniting Cultures through Shadows

The slogan of the competition, “United cultures of Judaism!”, resonated deeply with our team. We recognized the power of our medium, human shadow theatre, to transcend language barriers and cultural differences, allowing us to connect people through the universal language of art. As performers, we were thrilled to immerse ourselves in the rich heritage of Jewish history and express it in a unique and visually striking manner.

Unveiling Creativity

The stage was set, and our imaginations were ablaze. With each flicker of light and graceful movement, we transformed the blank canvas into a vibrant tapestry of emotions. Shadows danced, intertwined, and gave life to the melodies that echoed through the hall. Our performance embraced a variety of Jewish songs, each one carefully selected to highlight the diverse range of experiences within the Jewish community. Through our movements and the interplay of light and shadow, we sought to evoke deep emotions and create an unforgettable experience for the audience.

Breaking Free from Constraints

Working with Jewish culture for the first time was a moment of both excitement and responsibility. We approached this opportunity with utmost respect and sought to honor the traditions and narratives embedded within Jewish history. By infusing our own creativity and style into the performance, we aimed to create a fresh and engaging interpretation of the stories while staying true to their essence.

The Magic of Shadows

Human shadow theatre is an ancient art form that has transcended time and geography. It allows us to weave stories, communicate emotions, and transport audiences to a world beyond words. The interplay of light and darkness creates a sense of mystery, enchantment, and wonder that is uniquely captivating. With every silhouette cast upon the screen, we aimed to captivate the hearts and minds of the audience, creating a lasting impression that would resonate long after the final curtain fell.


Our participation in the Jewrovision Song Contest 2017 was a transformative experience for our Shadow Theatre troupe. The opportunity to explore and interpret Jewish culture through our medium of shadows brought us immense joy and fulfillment. We embraced the challenge with open hearts and minds, showcasing the power of art to bridge divides and unite cultures. As we took our final bow, we were reminded once again that art knows no boundaries—it is a universal language that speaks directly to the soul. We are eternally grateful for the opportunity to enchant the European audience with our creativity and passion, and we look forward to continuing our journey of artistic exploration, always pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of shadow theatre.”

Shortly after this performance, the Verba team was offered to show their shadow theater in Israel!