|"THE WORLD OF MANICK SORCAR" - the mega-show
Mesmerizes City of Denver, USA
|"It seemed the audience did not want to leave - they
wanted more of Manick's amazing production"
-Philippine/Asian American Times
Scenes from "The World of Manick Sorcar"
at Denver, Colorado. The house was packed with 1200 people |On September 9, 2000, 4 to 6 pm, Manick
Sorcar and his troupe of
FIFTY artists performed at the Thomas Jefferson High School Theatre,
Denver, Colorado, in a packed auditorium of 1200 people. Choreographed
by Piya and Payal Sorcar, the show entitled "The World of Manick
Sorcar: An Indian-American Extravaganza" enchanted the audience
with music, dance, drama and magic integrated with spectacular laser
animation and state-of-the-art lighting. Through several unique
items, the audience was lifted from the auditorium to India depicting
various periods and representing some of the historic events with
magical charm. The show, which was the talk of the town, received
rave reviews from all leading newspapers, and key people of the
|"Magic, Music, Colors, Lights -- filled the
Thomas Jefferson High School Auditorium as Manick Sorcar and his
cast of 50 mesmerized the audience throughout the two hour show.
It seemed the audience did not want to leave -- they wanted more
of Manick's amazing production. Aside from his incredible laser
fantasy of India Forever, Manick skillfully and artfully combined
magic with traditional Indian dances, colorful props, wonderful
cast. One has to see it to truly enjoy his unbelievable production.....It
was truly amazing and fantastic!" said the Philippine/Asian
|"He (Manick) envisioned the stage production that would
use that kind of lighting (laser), alongside live actors and dances,
all together in one show that would celebrate his heritage...Years
ago, in his spare time, he had already conquered animation....For
Sorcar, the son of Indian magician P.C. Sorcar, who grew up helping
father prepare for performances worldwide, from vision to reality
was just a matter of time" - Denver Post, CO, USA
scene from "The World of Manick Sorcar" show in
|In a letter to Sorcar, Christina Monroe,
Director of the Service Learning Program at the University of Colorado
at Boulder wrote:
"I'm writing to express my sincere congratulations and
utter awe for your September 9, 2000 performance in Denver, Colorado.
Two of my colleagues and I attended the performance, not sure what
to anticipate beyond the impression given by your eye catching colorful
posters. Certainly we were all happy surprised by the event! We
drove to Denver from Boulder, Colorado, especially for the Saturday
After finding a seat in an auditorium with standing-room-only,
we sat and absorbed the whole event from laser introduction to
the marvelous costumes to the intriguing music. You and your families'
ability to integrate Eastern and Western cultures through dance,
dress, and computer wizardry is a rare and beautiful gift. Our
community is fortunate to have your influence and your demonstrated
skills at getting hundreds of people involved in your vision.....Thank
you for the exceptional entertainment, cultural light you shed
in the community ...".
Mr. John H. Yee, Chairman of Denver (USA)-Kuming (China) Sister
Cities Committee, (an Affiliate of Sister Cities International
with Wellington Webb, Mayor of Denver, Honorary Chair) wrote "...Mr.
Sorcar is also an extraordinary artist, (artist bio) a brilliant
animator (animator bio) and remarkable stage show producer. His
art shows carrying a theme of rural India, have always been highly
educational and invaluable addition to the library of multi-cultural
society...(his) stage shows, too, are highly entertaining and
educational. In his last mega-show "The World of Manick Sorcar",
I was much impressed with his artistic stage settings, and acts
that were uniquely weaved with his laser animation. It was a two-hour
Indian-American extravaganza where the wisdom of the East was
beautifully combined with technology of the West...".
Packed with 1200 people, "The World of Manick Sorcar"
was a fantastic success financially as well. Over $5,000 from
the proceeds of the show was donated to Colorado Heritage Camps,
Inc., a non-profit organization which serves as a post adoption
resource and advocate for children and families with diverse heritages,
and $500.00 to Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, Colorado,
where the show was held. The quality of the show didn't go unnoticed;
the government of the City and County of Denver promptly booked
Sorcar's show to be held at the prestigious 'Auditorium Theater'
of Denver Center for Performing Arts (D.C.P.A.) on October 8,