There was no Indian ballet, not in a cohesive sense, until Uday Shankar created it.
“I take the help of the modern to make others understand the ancient. I take the west to the east. I take the modern art of presentation to show the spirit of India. I am a selector of truth, of beauty. Whatever is
beautiful to me is a real art,??? said Uday Shankar, India’s first dancer to take non-classical contemporary Indian dance forms to the West. Through his immense contemporary vision, he gave the idea when dance meets its own reativity. His works are delightful proofs of the existing streams of cultural exchange. Uday Shankar was far ahead of his time. In fact, he was both a genius and a visionary. His creativity towards dance was absolutely charismatic. Uday Shankar’s legacy is a rich and varied mould with creativity. A whole new approach to dance, which was Indian
without being based on any classical style. His achievement was rare and precious. Maestro Uday Shankar gave an exquisite form of dance to the world so that everyone can have the taste of Indian contemporary form.