Without a shadow, life is but a dreary void.YET, STRANGELY ENOUGH, A SHADOW CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT A SOUL.
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
In Haruki Murakami's novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, the protagonist, upon entering the town of the “End of the World”, like everyone else, abandons his shadow. Although the atmosphere there is peaceful and people live in harmony, they have lost their shadows and with them, the ability to feel and resonate with others on a deeper emotional level. It's as if they've become empty shells.
“Shadow” is memory, a part of oneself that accompanies and follows like a shadow, “Form” embodies the physical body, which becomes the medium for dance and self-conversation.
Dance Theatre Womanhood, a production tha...