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Pulse Connects

Welcome to the hub of South Asian dance in the UK. We are Kadam, an arts charity based in Luton, and the publishers of Pulse.


Pulse aims to take a snapshot of South Asian dance in the UK at any given time – profile the artists, discuss, critique and contextualise their work, thereby keeping the sector informed, connected and energized. We are equally keen to represent South Asian music, an exciting and evolving art form.

Publisher and the Board

The publisher of Pulse, Kadam Asian Dance and Music was formed in 1995 and is directed by Sanjeevini Dutta, a dancer, curator and producer.


The charity is run by a voluntary board of five members: Yasmin Whittaker-Khan, youth worker and playwright; Samir Bhamra, theatre director and producer; Dipak Mistry, arts consultant; Susan Spencer, teacher; and Simon Richardson, dance and theatre photographer, the Chairman of Kadam.

The History

Pulse, the dedicated magazine for South Asian dance in the UK was published by Kadam from 2001 until end 2017. Kadam acquired Pulse from Aditi the umbrella body for South Asian dance that ceased in 2001. There are fifty-six issues that chart the development of South Asian dance in Britain. Pulse has had three editors: Anita Dawood Nasser 2002, Chitra Sundaram 2003-2007, and the current editor Sanjeevini Dutta from 2008 onwards. It is our aim to make all issues available freely on the web, uploaded on


Kadam is a part of SADAA, the network of UK’s leading South Asian Dance development agencies – Akademi (London), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (London), Chaturangan (Liverpool), Centre for Indian Classical Dance – CICD (Leicester), GemArts (Newcastle), Kala Sangam (Bradford), Sampad (Birmingham) and SAA-uk (Leeds).

Facilitated by Rachel Gibson and Anita Srivastava, Producer of Navadisha 2016.

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Meet Our Team

Sanjeevini Dutta

Sanjeevini Dutta

Commissioning Editor
Gopa Roy

Gopa Roy

Assistant Editor
Parbati Chaudhury

Parbati Chaudhury

Editorial and Marketing Assistant
Simon Richardson

Simon Richardson

Chief Photographer