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Untouchable

Moving between the worlds of the gods and the Indian street, from myth to propaganda, from an ‘untouchable’ boy to the Round Table...

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Women in music festival

Tanya Wells

A sensitive singer, Tanya Wells...

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At the Nehru Centre

A dance-packed calendar featuring kuchipudi by the Siddhendra Kuchipudi Art Academy...

Freedom's Fire

Kadam-Pulse's Beyond the Frame series culminates in an enchanting afternoon of song and dance...

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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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The King of Ghosts

The King of Ghosts

Soumik Datta with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre...Read More
Reviewed By: Ayndrilla Singharay

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Twelve : Kali Theatre

 

 

Sheema Kerwani and Patience James (above) 

Aryana Ramkhalawon in 'Cockney Schoolgirl' (below)

Photos: Robert Workman

 

 

 

Twelve

Kali Theatre

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Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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Journée Inde – Fête de Holi (‘India Journey – Festival of Holi’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashok Pathak | Nishat Khan | Ravikiran | Photos: Santosh Sidhu

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Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

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Ravikiran | Photo: Santosh Sidhu

Salaam – Sonia Sabri Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonia Sabri | Photo: Simon Richardson

 

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Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur Gahir

Sonia Sabri : Photo: Simon Richardson

Bayadère – The Ninth Life

 

 

 

                             Bayadère – Sooraj Subramaniam, centre | Photo: Tristram Kenton

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Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for the Pulse Dance Audience Club
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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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