The Oman Tribune on Speaking Shadows

A Soorya concert always presents something different and unique. This time it was Speaking Shadows – where shadows come to life and weave stories through the amazing artistry of Prahlad Acharya.

Master magician Acharya is among a select few entertainers in the world who use only their hands to produce an unbelievable world of light and shadow  – using cinematic techniques, songs and music to enthrall audiences of all age groups and transport them into another world; where shadows come to life and weave stories and folklore. A ballet of hands and fingers.

His hands play with a source of light to project animated shadows on a large screen conjuring up images, characters and animals crafted from light and darkness. Enter the magical world of Speaking Shadows, merging to create life on a white screen – telling you myriad tales to the apt accompaniment of music and sound effects, forming an experience that can only be described as “a cinema in silhouette”.

Prahlad’s unique storytelling performances offer an entertaining and thought-provoking experience. Clearly, one reason that Speaking Shadows is an award winning internationally acclaimed hand-shadow act.

For his first performance Prahlad brought out all the colour, action and drama of the national song ‘Miley sur mera tumhara’ complete with the India tri-colour flying in the breeze. In another India folk tale, Prahlad’s fingers created a wolf chasing a goat through a forest over the mountains and across a stream very realistically.

… Adapted from The Oman Tribune article