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Prashant Rao

Prashant Rao

Prashant Rao learnt hand shadowgraphy – the art of making shadows with one’s hands – by watching his father, Prasanna Rao, perform to small and large audiences of all ages around the world. Prasanna Rao performed for over six decades and was known as the ‘Prince of Shadows’. He would sing songs of Tagore to create a series of playful sketches with the shadow shows. In this session, Prashant will recreate his father’s show and follow it up by talking about how his father started creating hand shadows and demonstrate how some of the figures can be made easily.

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