Memorable Moments From Seattle Show

"Swamiji": A laser Show on Swami Vivekananda
November 24, 2013, Sunday, Seattle, WA:

The fund-raising show tour for SEWA International USA, that kicked off at Denver, Colorado on August 24, 2013, traveled across the country for a non-stop three months covering great cities such as Houston, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Sacramento - finally arrived at Seattle, where it celebrated the last show. The tour proved to be a resounding success. A dedicated coach carried the equipment by road to all destinations, while the artists joined in by flying from Denver and San Francisco to carry on and complete the show at each location.

Having a show at Seattle meant a special meaning to Manick Sorcar, as this is his alma-mater; he earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1972.

Here are some unforgettable moments from the last show at Seattle, through the magic lens of Sutapa Ray.

Scenes from the auditorium at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, Auburn, Washington.
Auburn is a suburb of Seattle, where the last show for SEWA International USA took place on November 24, 2013.
(Photo: Sutapa Ray)


Manick Sorcar in various mood during his introductory speech (Photo: Sutapa Ray)


Scenes from the live dances in combination with laser
(Top) The show started with a two-minute Sanskrit prayer dedicated to the Holy-Trio: Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna,
and Sri Sarada Devi. (Above) It was then followed by a ballet dance based on a composition of Swami Vivekananda
(Photo: Sutapa Ray)


Scenes from "Swamiji":
(Top left): Bhubaneshwari Devi (mother of Narendra), prays to Lord Shiva to bless her with a son;
(Top right): Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago; and (Above): Swamiji awakens
the sleeping, subjugated nation with the clarion call of Vedanta, "Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached!"
(Photo: Sutapa Ray)

SEWA personnel await felicitating the Sorcars after Manick's humble note of thanks to the audience
(Photo: Sutapa Ray)

(Left)"Your kind words are blessings to me" said Manick after Swami Bhaskarananda, a highly respected senior monk and the President of the Vedanta Society of Western Washington told him how much he loved the show (Photo: S. Rangapure).
(Right) Shikha and Manick with Swami Bhaskarananda (Photo: Sutapa Ray)

Latest News : In a letter of Nov. 27, 2013 to Manick, Swami Bhaskarananda wrote:

"...I would also like to thank you wholeheartedly for the excellent laser show on our beloved Swami Vivekananda that you staged on November 24th at Auburn Performing Arts Center in greater Seattle area. Your presentation of Swamiji's life in the show was factually and artistically perfect. "


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