|Amar Sen and
Sabyasachi Sen are two exclusive
artists of India in the field of hand shadowgraphy. Amar and Sabyasachi
have introduced to the cultural scene this unique art form which is
a combination of their hands and fingers against a blank screen telling
you a million stories with complete audio visual effect which may
be called " cinema in silhouette".
This is the outcome of days and years of hard labour. A knowledge
of drawing, a study of anatomy, and behavioural science was imperative.
Amar and Sabyasachi spent hours and days at Zoos, and museums to
observe the details - in shape, style and movements. They had to
master it all. Their instruments were limited to twenty fingers
and two hands. But their scope remained unlimited. This required
complete flexibility of their fingers, making them as malleable
as ever. They took full advantage of the anatomical differences
in their own hand and fingers. They utilised them to their best
possibilities for providing their images with just that slender
touch. The final effect is magical imagery.
duo is proud to belong to the exclusive brood of global performers
of this rare art form. Before shadows brought them into the limelight,
they were just two friends with similar interests - music, mimicry
Amar Sen is a versatile artist, basically
a professional singer, composer, playwright, poet, presenter,magician,
ventriloquist, painter, photographer and making love with the art
of creative Hand shadow since 1973.
He was the first magician to perform in FM TALK SHOW Akashvani,
Kolkata, and interactive card magic at RPG CABLE RADIO, Kolkata.
He is the winner of the "Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Award"
for Versatile Excellence for the year 2000. He is also a regular
actor in many television serials.
the other hand, Sabyasachi Sen, an
advocate by profession is an ardent practitioner of the art of illusion.
He has made an extensive research and experiment with the art of
magic,mimicry, ventriloquism and photography; was also associated
with group theatre, and stage presentation; lured by the potential
of the art of Hand shadowgraphy, he started extensive research since
Amar and Sabyasachi have performed on various subjects, i.e. film
on Nelson Mandela, traffic safety and road safety, oil conservation,
historic events etc. They are confident of producing visual shadowgraphy
presentation complemented with audio effects on any topic under
the sun, supported only by required proper infrastructure. With
twenty fingers, innovative mind and confidence to overcome all oddities,
they are ready to take up any challenge.