Event Listings @ Pulse Connects

Performance By
Yerma (Pulse Dance Club choice)

Amina Khayyam Dance Co present a kathak interpretation of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s anguishing story of Yerma, who suffers heart breaking social torment of a childless marriage that forces her to commit a horrific and an irrevocable act. Lorca’s savage yet poetical lyrical play set in rural patriarchal and religiously repressive Spain is re-imagined as an Indian classical dance for an inner city British community.

The performance will be accompanied by live music including tabla artist Debasish Mukherjee and vocalist Lucy Rahman. Amina Khayyam is one of UK’s leading south Asian dance artists, who makes new work using kathak as the main core of a piece, but uses cross-form mediums in her narrative.

Saturday 25th October 2014 | 7.30 pm | £10 (£5 concessions) | Newcastle Performance Academy, Newcastle College, NE4 7SA | Box Office: GemArts on 0191 440 4124 or info@gemarts.org

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Amina Khayyam Company
'T3' Time and Timelessness with Tagore

Chhandam and Associates present


Time and Timelessness with Tagore.

Colourful music, dance and drama.

Sunday 26th October 2014 | 7pm | £15 & £10 | Bhavan Centre

For Tickets and more information about the programme, please contact: Dalia Dasgupta on 07889 336715 or email: dalia.dasgupta@btinternet.com

Sunday, October 26, 2014
London International Arts Festival 2014

Curated by Carnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, The London International Arts Festival runs from 26th October until 23rd November 2014. The festival brings musicians from around the world to London.

The Festival will take place at four venues this year.

RichMix | 26th October 2014 

Brunel Museum29th October and 3rd November 2014 

Jazz Café | 9th November 2014  

Redbridge Town Hall | 23rd November 2014 

Sunday, October 26, 2014
The 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms Remembered - Exhibition Launch Event

The 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms Remembered - Exhibition Launch Event

The genocidal pogroms against the Sikh people in India in November 1984 left thousands dead. In many of the outer areas of the capital, New Delhi, whole neighbourhoods were wiped out. Marking the 30th anniversary of these events the Wiener Library features the work 1984: Jis tann lãgé soee jãné by photographer Gauri Gill.

The images and texts from the artist's 1984 notebooks reflect upon the pogroms and their ongoing impact in India. The accompanying texts by leading artists, poets, filmmakers and writers from Delhi remark upon the event, via the images, in thoughtful ways.

The exhibition also contains photographs of the pogrom as it occurred in November 1984 itself, and are drawn from the work of Indian photographers, Ashok Vahie, Ram Rahman and Sondeep Shankar. Contributors to this project include contemporary Indian artist Arpana Caur; Senior Advocate and Human Rights activist, Harvinder Singh Phoolka, academic Dr Navsharan Singh; eminent historian Dr Uma Chakravarti; prizewinning Canadian author Jaspreet Singh and Parvinder Singh of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The event, held in partnership with the National Union of Journalists, will take the form of a panel discussion chaired by Wiener Library trustee Philip Spencer featuring Lord Indarjit Singh CBE, human rights barrister Schona Jolly and Parvinder Singh of the NUJ.

Wednesday 29 October 2014 | 7pm - 10pm | Free, but booking essential | The Wiener Library


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge

ATMA Dance presents: Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge

A pair of conceptually complementary works by Mayuri Boonham.

Two brand new works, Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge, draw on the epic creation myths of sacred Indian texts to explore the ancient questions of creation and human life through dance. Ex Nihilo is an expression of the poetic thinking and abstract imagery questioning the time before the Big Bang whilst The Human Edge draws inspiration from the aspect of the universe that is perceivably within our grasp - the human angle.

Based on the story of Sati the choreography evokes the drama of Sati’s life and death as a metaphor of a star. Featuring sound installation from Bill Fontana and music composed by Boonham's long-term collaborators, Midival Punditz.

Principally commissioned by The Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet Studio Programme and co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. For more information visit www.atmadance.com

Thursday 30th October 2014 | 7.30pm | Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BN1 2BU Box Office: 01202 203603 | www.pdsw.org.uk

Saturday 29th November 2014 | 7.30pm | Newcastle College Performance Academy, Rye Hill Campus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SA |Box Office: 0191 440 4124 www.gemarts.org

Wednesday 10th December 2014 | 7.30pm | Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford Box Office: 01483 686876 | www.surrey.ac.uk/arts/whatson/

Thursday, October 30, 2014
ATMA Dance, Mayuri Boonham
Rhythm Diaries

British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West.

In Rhythm Diaries, Bernhard takes his audience on an exciting voyage through melody and rhythm, weaving together stories of his extensive travels, encounters with many great musicians and how these influences have shaped his personal journey today.

Thursday 30th October | 7.30pm | £10 / £5 | Embrace Arts, Leicester

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Diwali Celebrations

Diwali Celebrations 1st November 2014

Gateshead Visible Ethnic Minority Support Group (GVEMSG) and GemArts will be laying on a fantastic evening of music, food and celebrations at their annual Diwali Festival.

Join in the festivities with friends and family with entertainment from regional musicians, performers and DJ’s spinning the very best Bhangra and Bollywood tunes

Saturday 1st November 2014 | £5 Family Ticket (group of up to 5 people) | 7 pm | Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, NE8 1HH | Box Office: 0191 440 4124 www.gemarts.org

Saturday, November 1, 2014
He Who Tells a Story

Akademi presents an evening with Abhay Shankar Mishra who will create a kathak experience through his performance.

The evening will be comprised of both classical and contemporary interpretations of kathak.

For tickets and more information see: http://akademi.co.uk/whats-on/he-who-tells-a-story/

The performance will be followed by Akademi Adda, a new kathak jam uniting kathak artists of all levels together for a relaxed event.  More information coming soon. Keep an eye on Akademi's website www.akademi.co.uk for updates.

Saturday 1st November 2014 | 7.30pm | £10 / £8 concession | 9pm Club Night £5 | Joint Ticket £12 / £10 concessions| Rich Mix

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Abhay Shankar Misra

A new collaboration between two highly respected award-winning dance artists, Akram Khan and Israel Galván.

In just over a decade Akram Khan has created an imaginative, highly accessible and relevant body of work including productions such as DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and Dust

The multi-award-winning Israel Galván has been at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for 20 years. Galván is known for his innovative choreography and exquisite dancing technique.

Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th November 2014 |  7.30 pm (no performance Thursday) | £12 – £38 | Sadler's Wells

Monday, November 3, 2014
Akram Khan, Israel Galván
Mohan Veena concert

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Creator of the Mohan Veena and the winner of the Grammy Award, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa’s maiden mega effort that he rechristened his guitar as Mohan Veena, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music. 

Friday 7th November 2014 | 7.45 pm | £12 (concessions available) / Family Ticket £30 for 4 people (at least one under 18) | Box Office: 0191 443 4661 or visit Sage Gateshead to book your tickets.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt