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The Rose and the Bulbul tour

The Rose and the Bulbul tour

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Music in early July

Gandharva Choir tour

Creative, innovative and experimental, the Gandharva Choir has...

Tagore Centre celebration of the 70th year of Indian Independence

To mark the India-UK Year of Culture 2017 and the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, the...

Navadal

Meaning ‘new shoots’, Akademi’s national South Asian youth dance competition runs this year in partnership with...

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Ravi Shankar in his ninety-first year

Article By: Ken Hunt
Ken Hunt despairs at the ‘new’ audiences but then Raviji manages to ‘put a smile on his face’ at the maestro’s Barbican concert this summer, on 21st June 2011. Image...Read More
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Gait to the Spirit Festival

Article By: Scheherazaad Cooper
Scheherazaad Cooper flies to her home city of Vancouver to report on Gait to Spirit Festival, a South Asian dance spectacular in Western Canada.    Read More
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The Re-Making of a Ballet Classic, Khoo-Style

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
He slipped off the radar for a while but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been hard at work.  Pulse caught up with Mavin Khoo, the acclaimed Malaysian-born dancer of bharatanatyam,...Read More
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Gati Residency – An Abode for New Work

Article By: Veena Basavarajaiah
Image By: Soumit & Soumita Creating work without a frame of reference is a common phenomenon among independent artists in India.  They fully devote their time and effort in order to create a...Read More
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Understanding Raga- The Aesthetics

Article By: Dharamvir Singh and Surmeet Singh
Dharamvir Singh and Surmeet Singh take the reader through the elements that define raga: the linking of the mood and melody to the times of the day and to the nine human emotions or navarasa.Read More
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Sonia Sabri- Intelligent Interpreter

Article By: Shezad Khalil
Sonia Sabri is a dancer, choreographer and the artistic director of the Company she set up in 2002.  Sabri maintains that Kathak as a dance technique is open to evolution and her role as an...Read More
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Shobana Jeyasingh in Conversation

Article By: Donald Hutera
"Born in Chennai, India but now a resident of London, Shobana Jeyasingh has carved out a reputation as one of the UK’s most articulate and dynamic choreographers. In an exclusive interview...Read More
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Sufi Music Uplifting the soul to realms above

Article By: Kulbir Natt
 Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened," noted the great Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi in the 13th century. "Don't open the door to the study and begin reading,...Read More
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Natya Arpanam

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

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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.

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