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Amazing Illusions in Black Light Theatre

Black theatre
Credit : Viator

A typical Czech theatrical performance, Black Light Theatre (černé divadlo in Czech) or just Black Theatre, is characterised by the use of fluorescent colours and black-light illusion in a black box theatre. 

A Black Light Theatres makes use of various mediums, say puppets, mimes, ballet dancers, and acrobatics. However, the distinctive characteristics are the use of black curtains, darkened stage and UV light paired with artists donning fluorescent costumes. All these settings work together to create optical illusions and geometric patterns that spectacular. 

As human cannot distinguish black on black, they feel as if the fluorescent objects are defying space and gravity. Actors dressed in black or UV light costumes take advantage of this human imperfection to create clever lighting effects. Ballet performances, contemporary dance pieces, and stories unfold within this effective surrounding.

In Prague, there are many black light theatres that use this medium of visual communication on their home stage. The symphony between light and dark can be viewed at Ta Fantastika Theatre, Image Theatre, Metro Theatre, All Colours Theatre or WOW Black Light theatre.

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