"Interview with Manick Sorcar, creator of laser-light-magic shows"

IT-BHU Chronicle: September, 2009 Issue: Yogesh K. Upadhyaya from Chronicle
talks to Manick Sorcar about his unique double life as an engineer and artist of many forms



"We are pleased to publish interview with Mr. Prafulla C. Sorcar, popularly known as “Manick” Sorcar who is an engineer-artist in USA. Based in Denver, Colorado, he is the CEO of Sorcar Engineering, Inc., which is responsible for the lighting design of multi-million dollar projects such as the Denver International Airport, Colorado Convention Center, sport centers in Japan and palaces for Saudi princes. He is also the founder of LaserLight Magic Company, pursuing his interest as an artist, animator and laserist, which gave him international recognition. How does he do so many things and excel? It is his brand of magic; he hails from the famous Sorcar family. His father is legendary magician Late P.C. Sorcar...."

...................................................................................................................--- Yogesh Upadhyaya
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Editor, Chronicle

Q-1: How was it like coming to IT-BHU, from world of magic to the world of engineering?

Manick: The roots of it go back to many years when, as a youngster, I used to help in my father’s world-touring magic shows in doing its lighting design as well as art work. I am immensely grateful to my father who had noticed my simultaneous interest in art and science and allowed me to experiment in his shows. Each magic item, as you know, had an elaborate setting and artistic theme, which needed intriguing lighting design to reflect the story as well as create the psychological effects to make the trick possible. Each item was unique and a challenge, and was exciting to me. Soon I was more in love with the magic that could be created with light than the stage magic itself, which eventually led me to become an electrical engineer specializing in lighting as well as an artist....(plus many more questions)

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