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Thumri Rasrang

Article By: John Cooper
   As part of Roehampton Dance Festival 2012 Terrace Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton  21 May 2012 Image credit: Eulanda Shead         Read More
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Credit: Eulanda Shead

“The Heritage of the People”: The Contextual Framework

Article By: Shezad Khalil
Lok Virsa: Without Borders - Sonia Sabri Company  As part of Alchemy Festival 2012 Photo Credit: Simon Balson  Following Sonia Sabri Company's recent performance at Alchemy, Shezad...Read More
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Lok Virsa: Without Borders

Article By: Sonia Sabri
In advance of her appearance at Alchemy this week, British kathak artist, Sonia Sabri, sets the scene for Lok Virsa:Without Borders, an event that celebrates the arts across the Indian...Read More
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In Conversation with Malavika Sarukkai

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Bharatanatyam diva, Malavika Sarukkai, shares her views on dance, art and life with Sanjeevini Dutta as they take a taxi ride in Chennai. Approaching her fourth decade as a performer,...Read More
Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

Pulse Preview - Kathak Innovators in the UK: Aakash Odedra

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
London audiences will be treated to a real gem of a performance this weekend as Aakash Odedra takes to the stage at The Place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February.  Pulse caught up with Odedra...Read More
Credit: Nisha Kajal Patel

Pulse Exclusive: Interview with Miti Desai

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
Mohiniattam dancer, Miti Desai, is set to perform in The Good Fashion Show, later this week.  Pulse caught up with Miti ahead of her performance to get the lowdown on all things dance and design...Read More
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International Odissi Dance Festival 2011

Article By: Ileana Citaristi
Odissi dancer, Ileana Citaristi, lives and teaches in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. Here she her reports on a dance festival dedicated solely to Odissi which took place back in December.  Ileana will be...Read More
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The Mad and Divine Conference

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Vyjanthimala Bali  23rd -25th December 2011 Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai Organised by Kartik Fine Arts, Convened by Anita Ratnam Sanjeevini Dutta attended the Conference gives her...Read More
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London's Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Presents: Pratap Pawar Triveni Dance Company and Neesha Radia

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi and Katie Ryan
Earlier this month,  kathakars were treated to a weekend of classical recitals at the Bhavan Centre in West Kensington.  From Guru to disciple, Pulse goes beyond the performance aesthetics...Read More
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Meet the Choreographer - Gauri Sharma Tripathi

Article By: Yasmin Khan
The Bollywood Trip is set to fire up pre-Christmas audiences at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre from 12-18 December. Co-produced by Danish theatre company, Republique, and London’s...Read More
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Material Men Redux

 

 

 

Material Men redux

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

7th February 2017,

Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Reviewed by...Read More
Reviewed By: Eric Foxley

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Jasdeep Singh Degun

Produced by zer0classikal

Leeds College of Music

7 December 2016

Reviewed by Matt Pritchard

Image: George Yonge

The sitar concerto has had something of an emblematic status in the area of East-West “fusion” music, ever since Ravi Shankar first showcased the form in his Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra of 1971. Nonetheless, there has al...Read More
Reviewed By: Matt Pritchard

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Attunement

Attunement

26 October 2016

Insaan Culture Club

SOAS, London

Reviewed by Daneesh Majid

Seeing an Indian dancing to the magic of a Pakistani musician shows there...Read More
Reviewed By: Daneesh Majid

Seeing an Indian dancing to the magic of a Pakistani musician shows there is hope for South Asian solidarity.

Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement – Curator's Talk & Performance

 

Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement

Curator’s Talk and performance

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Courtauld Gallery, London

Reviewed by...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy

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Radical Ideas: Subduction Zone

Radical Ideas: Subduction Zone

Mithila Sarma

Friday 21 October 2016

Rich Mix, London

Reviewed by Seetal Kaur

There are some stories that get swept under the rug. Perha...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur

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Sonia Sabri Company

Sonia Sabri Company is a dynamic company which has established an international reputation for presenting Kathak dance in a contemporary context.

The company creates work relevant to modern...Read More

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Seeta Patel

Born in London, Seeta began training under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharata Natyam and contemporary dance professionals.  She has furthered her...Read More

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Shane Shambhu Company

Born in the east end of London, Shane Shambhu trained extensively in bharatanatyam before joining Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company.  Shane has worked with an array of artists and companies...Read More

Srishti

Srishti is an independent South Asian dance organisation run by Nina Rajarani MBE.  Resident company at Harrow Arts Centre, Srishti encompasses Nina Rajarani Dance School, Yuva Culture...Read More

ATMA

Directed by Mayuri Boonham, ATMA is a vibrant dance company that presents inspirational contemporary work using bharatanatyam to create an eloquent, unpredictable dance aesthetic. By pushing a...Read More

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

Born in Chennai, Shobana Jeyasingh trained in bharatanatyam with Samraj Pallai.  Moving to London, she founded her eponymous company in 1988. At the forefront of contemporary South Asian...Read More

Sadhana

Sadhana, directed by Subathra Subramaniam, seeks to create innovative connections between the arts and sciences through the medium of South Asian dance.  With eleven years experience as co-...Read More

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The quarterly magazine Pulse and the website www.pulseconnects.com is published and managed by Kadam, a UK based charity which aims to keep Asian dance and music, relevant and refreshed for today’s audiences.

Kadam received three-year funding in 2008 from the Arts Council of England, to re-launch the magazine and website which phases out by end March 2011.

Pulse is no longer in receipt of subsidy and henceforth will rely on subscriptions or donations from artists, organisations and enthusiasts to keep it running.

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