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Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar (8 December 1900 – 26 September 1977) was an Indian dancer and choreographer, best known for creating a fusion style of dance, adapting European theatrical techniques to Indian classical dance, imbued with elements of Indian classical, folk, and tribal dance, which he later popularised in India, Europe, and the United States in 1920s and 1930s. He was a pioneer of modern dance in India.

In 1962, he was awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama, with its highest award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement, and in 1971, the Govt. of India, awarded him with its second highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 8th, 1900 (Udaipur), Died September 26th, 1977 (Kolkata)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader

Notes: Dancer. Name appears as Uday Shan-Kar and Udayshankar.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-04960 12-in. 2/22/1937 Raga tilanga Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor CS-04961 12-in. 2/22/1937 Raga bahar Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor CS-04962 12-in. 2/22/1937 Danse gandharva (Raga malkounsa) Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor CS-04963 12-in. 2/22/1937 Danse Ramachandra (Ragas sinhendra-maddhyama & hansaddhwani) Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor CS-04964 12-in. 2/22/1937 Tabla-taranga (Raga adana) Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Tabla tarang solo leader  
Victor CS-04965 12-in. 2/22/1937 Danse Kartikeyya (Raga malkounsa) Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BS-04966 10-in. 2/22/1937 Dance indra (Raga bhairava) Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BS-04967 10-in. 2/22/1937 Raga mishra-kaphi Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BS-04968 10-in. 2/22/1937 Dance snanum (Ragas durga and khama) Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BS-04969 10-in. 2/22/1937 Bhajana Vishnudass Shirali ; Uday Shankar Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians Male vocal solo and instrumental ensemble leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shankar, Uday," accessed September 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104087.

Shankar, Uday. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104087.

"Shankar, Uday." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 September 2021.

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