My Soul" A FINALIST for Artistic Achievement
at the 2004 ILDA International Awards Competition
Hotel, Las Vegas
October 23, 2004,
Manick Sorcar received the Award Plaque for a FINALIST
from the International Laser Display Association (ILDA)
for his entry "Dancing with My Soul".
Attended by professional laserists and laser-enthusiasts from
around the world, the four-hour award ceremony was held at the
prestigious Venetian Hotel located at the heart of Las Vegas,
starting at 7 PM. ILDA's artistic award categories cover virtually
all aspects of modern laser displays, from the production of huge
outdoor shows to the creation of laser graphics.
Manick Sorcar with David Lytle, the Executive Director of the ILDA,
and (Right) Melissa Chisholm, Awards Committee Chairperson, at the
ILDA 2004 Las Vegas conference.
scene from "Dancing with My Soul"
starring Piya Sorcar and her laser-soul
|Sorcar's "Dancing With
My Soul" is a laser animation skillfully interwoven with on-stage
live performance of a dancer, shown through his exclusive technique
"Sorcarscope". In its story, a skilled East-Indian dancer
is seen totally depressed after loosing her confidence in dancing.
Her soul emerges from her, helps her learning the forgotten steps,
plays and dances with her until her spirit is up, when it goes back
in her. The soul is a laser-animation created by Manick, and the
dancer is his daughter, Piya Sorcar. It was debuted at the biennial
convention of the National Federation of Indian American Associations,
East Brunswick, New Jersey, and since then has been performed around
the world including the NABC 2004 conference at the Baltimore Convention
Center, Baltimore, MD on July 4, 2004.