Uday Shankar

Indian dancer Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar, was an Indian dancer and choreographer, best known for adapting Western theatrical techniques to traditional Indian classical dance, imbued with elements of Indian classical, folk, and tribal dance, thus laying the roots of modern Indian dance, which he later popularized in India, Europe, and the United States in 1920s and 1930s and effectively placed Indian dance on the world map. He was a pioneer of modern dance in India.
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Words are strong, but will is weak - Mid-Day
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Opponents in our respective wards may have taken the opportunity to defame us," said Uday Shankar opposition leader in the council. This reporter then questioned M Gopi, who represents ward under which the corporation head office falls (Sampangiram
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BBMP readies to welcome festivals - IBNLive.com
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Opposition leader Uday Shankar requested the BBMP commissioner to arrange for garbage clearance twice in a day on the days of festival. Garbage will be cleaned twice in a day, morning and evening. Further, Gangenahalli councilor M Nagaraj said that the
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Table budget afresh, demands Opposition - IBNLive.com
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On the first day of the discussion meeting held on Tuesday, Opposition leader, Uday Shankar demanded the ruling party to present the budget again, as the present one, according to him is not realistic. He said that the budget has already been presented
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Prasoon Joshi, Shekhar Gupta, Sir Martin Sorrell and Uday Shankar - Indian Express
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He was in conversation with adman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi; Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India, and Gupta. Asked by Joshi why his company was so keen on India compared to other nations, Sorrell talked of the “rebranding of India” as he sees it now,
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RFID News Roundup - RFID Journal
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"Active comes with longer read range and passive with shorter reader range," explains Uday Shankar, Ennovasys' CEO. The active RFID technology works at 2.45 GHz and has a battery life of four to six years for the ID tags, Shankar notes
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Cash-strapped Palike presents bruhat budget - Deccan Herald
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“While the Palike does not have the requisite revenue to fund their daily expenses, it appears they want to present a rosy picture to the general public,” said Opposition leader Uday Shankar (Cong). Shankar said the ruling party, which was unable to
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It was poetry in motion - Times of India
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Of course, the Uday Shankar form has a style of its own. There is a lyrical quality to it." The evening, also saw the Life Time Achievement award being bestowed upon Nritya Samragyi Sitara Devi. Reminiscing her days in the city and her association with
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Mistaken identity: Hotelier - Calcutta Telegraph
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Dhanbad hotelier Uday Shankar Chanda, who was released from month-old captivity on July 31, has claimed that his abduction was a “case of mistaken identity”. “They (the kidnappers) were looking for the hotel owner, not me,” the hotelier said on Tuesday
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Grand impresario, who patronized performing arts for 64 yrs, passes away - Times of India
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In 1947, at the behest of sitarist Ravi Shankar - she knew her elder brother Uday Shankar also - Sumitra Charat Ram started Jhankar with a loan of Rs 10000 from her father-in-law. Those were tumultuous times. Generations of artists having lived
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Missing Dhanbad hotelier rescued - IBNLive.com
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Uday Shankar Chanda, the executive director of the Skylark hotel in Dhanbad and his driver went missing from near Asansol after he spoke to his family members, who stayed at Thakurpukur in Kolkata, they said, adding that the mobile phones of both of
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Govt moots hiking FDI in MSOs going fully digital to 74 pc - exchange4media.com
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Another keynote speaker was Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India Pvt Ltd. Timmy S Kandhari, Leader – Entertainment & Media Practice, PwC India, and Marcel Fenez, Global Leader, E&M, PWC, made presentations on the India and global outlook, respectively,
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His master's voice - Calcutta Telegraph
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I started learning from Baba (Ustad Allauddin Khan) in 1936 but that was for a short period when he was touring with us in Dada's (Uday Shankar) troupe. He came to Europe for a year to do a 15-minute solo item in the programme
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Mohan Khokar's collection brings alive century of Indian dance - India Today
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There are 40 notebooks handcopied by Khokar from the Adayar Library, hours of interviews with the great dancer, Uday Shankar. The collection also includes priceless sculptures, paintings, photographs, dolls, etc. Today, this collection is worth
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GWU hosts law school delegation from IIT Kharagpur - Times of India
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PTI | Jul 20, 2011, 06.43am IST IIT-Khargpur's Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law delegation, which included Professor Uday Shankar and ten law students, attended seminars, lectures, and cultural events for two weeks at the George
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Quality of work watered down - Deccan Herald
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Uday Shankar, an RTI activist and a resident of Munimarappa block, seeks answers from BWSSB on what exactly they are up to. “Sewage pipelines of substandard quality were laid in this locality six to seven years ago. No wonder, it is already time to
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When Uday Shankar was a nautch girl - Livemint
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Pause time: Uday Shankar photographed in a Paris studio, c. 1930. Photo: Courtesy Ashish Khokar Painstakingly built from the 1930s—before any of India's national cultural institutions were born—this father-son collection is hailed as India's single
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In industrial Asansol, mafias call the shots - Kolkata Newsline
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The latest in the series is the suspected kidnapping of Uday Shankar Chanda, a Dhanbad-based top hotel executive who has gone missing near Asansol on his way to Kolkata. Prior to the elections in April, Robin Kazi, a Trinamool worker, was killed while
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Does Indian TV Need Censorship? - Indian Express
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However, the BCCC now gives viewers a chance to complain if they find any content offensive,” says Uday Shankar, the president of Indian Broadcast Federation (IBF) and the CEO of Star India. Notwithstanding Shankar's stance, Indian television has been
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Missing exec: Cops still clueless - Times of India
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ASANSOL/DHANBAD: It's been over 72 hours now since Uday Shankar Chandra, executive director, Hotel Skylark and the Johal Group of Companies, went missing from near Kulti, but the police are still clueless about his whereabouts
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 76
    After his death in 1977, Amala Shankar took over the Kolkata school, which continues to offer training in folk and classical dance, improvisation, costume design, etc.
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  • 1962
    Age 61
    In 1962 he was awarded the highest award of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime contribution to Indian dance
  • FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 59
    Uday Shankar settled in Ballygunge, Kolkata in 1960, where the "Uday Shankar Center for Dance" was later opened in 1965.
  • FORTIES
  • 1948
    Age 47
    As his students dispersed, he regrouped his energies and headed South, where he made his only film, Kalpana (Imagination) in 1948, based on his dance, in which both he and his wife Amala Shankar danced.
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  • 1942
    Age 41
    Uday married his dance partner Amala Shankar, and together they had a son Ananda Shankar born in 1942 and a daughter Mamata Shankar born in 1955.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1938
    Age 37
    In 1938, he made India his base, and established the 'Uday Shankar India Cultural Centre', at Simtola, 3 km from Almora, in Uttarakhand Himalayas, and invited Sankaran Namboodri for Kathakali, Kandappa Pillai for Bharatanatyam, Ambi Singh for Manipuri and Ustad Allauddin Khan for music.
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  • 1936
    Age 35
    In 1936, he was invited by Leonard Knight Elmhirst, who had earlier assisted Rabindranath Tagore in building Sriniketan, close to Shanti Niketan, to visit Dartington Hall, Totnes, Doven for a six-month residency, with his troupe and lead dancer, Simkie.
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  • 1933
    Age 32
    He performed in the United States for the first time in January 1933 in New York City, along with his dance partner Simkie, a French dancer.
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  • 1931
    Age 30
    His first series of dance performances was held on 3 March 1931, at the Champs-Elysees Theatre in Paris, which was to become his base as he toured through Europe.
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    On his return to Paris in 1931, he founded Europe's first Indian dance company, along with Alice Bonner, who by now had become one of his disciples.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 26
    He worked with Anna for one and a half years, before starting out on his own in Paris. Shankar returned to India in 1927, along with a French pianist, Simon Barbiere, who was now his disciple and dance partner, and a Swiss sculptress:nl:Alice Boners, Alice Bonner, who wanted to study Indian art history.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1920
    Age 19
    Subsequently, Uday joined his father in London, and on 23 August 1920, joined the Royal College of Art, London to study painting under Sir William Rothenstein.
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  • 1918
    Age 17
    In 1918, at the age of eighteen, he was sent to Mumbai to train at the J. J. School of Art and then to Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1900
    Born
    Born in 1900.
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