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At the Nehru Centre this week

Layakari: Rhythmic play and improvisation enhances the dynamics of raga-based music. In this recital, ...

Serendipity Festival, Goa

Serendipity is a multidisciplinary arts festival on the banks of the river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa, India curated by a...

Balbir Singh Dance Company Double Bill

Bradford-raised artist Balbir Singh is proud to return to his roots with a double bill of work: Champion of the...

Sufism: Mystical Islam

Sufism is the mystical strand of Islam in which Muslims seek truth and enlightenment through direct personal experience of God. One of its most...

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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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“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
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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
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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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Hiten Mistry
21 September 2010
Nehru Centre

You often hear from contemporary British Asian dance companies that it is hard to find young, committed, well-trained dancers in the UK who want to make a career out of dance. And, you often hear from South Asian dancers that there aren’t enough opportunities to...Read More
Reviewed By: Anusha Kedhar

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CD: My Music - The Saregama Years: Shivkumar Sharma

Ken Hunt reviews Saregama's eighteen-CD retrospective on the recordings of Santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma

Saregama holds the largest and plainly the most mouth-watering archive of recorded music of any of the subcontinent’s record companies. This 18-CD career retrospective from the santoor virtuoso Shivkumar S...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

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Her & Bliss

Anita Ratnam
22 February 2011
Asia House, London

There are two basic perspectives from which to consider this solo evening by the multi-faceted Anita Ratnam, a we...Read More
Reviewed By: Donald Hutera

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ATMA

18 November 2010
The Hat Factory, Luton

  Mayuri Boonham, formerly the joint artistic director and co-choreographer of Angika, has launched her new company ATMA. It’s an auspicious debut. Featuring four female dancers in addition to the choreographer, Boonham’s contrasting double bill...Read More
Reviewed By: Donald Hutera

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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

Pulseconnects 

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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