Event Listings @ Pulse Connects
|Natya Anjali FestivalNatya Anjali Festival, Berlin 2014: including several international artists, the festival will be held at the Indian Embassy, Berlin from Feb 24th-Feb 28th and March 24th - 28th 2014. for further information please check: http://www.indianembassy.de/announcement_list.phpMonday, March 24, 2014|
Freedom Week celebrations
Timed to coincide with the 23rd anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Freedom Week celebrations at RichMix take place from 21st March to 27th March 2014.
Friday March 21st 2014 | Songs of Freedom | 8 pm | Free
Friday 21st March – Sunday 23rd March 2014 | Birangona: Women of War | 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm | £10, £8 concs / Upstairs / Unreserved Seating
Sunday 23rd March 2014| Storytelling by Seema Anand | 2 pm | Free
Monday 24th March 2014 | Celebrating Bangladesh | Interactive workshops with photographer Shahidul Alam | 7 pm | Free
Thursday 27th March 2014 | Khiyo | 8 pm | Free
Thursday 27th March 2014 | Innovative Solutions to Fighting Poverty: A Panel Discussion with Brac and Fair Finance | 6.30 pm | Free
The full week's programme will include music, theatre, talks workshops, family activities and film screenings and is being delivered by Richmix in partnership with Culturepot Global, Swandhinata Trust, Grand Union Youth Orchestra and Apples and Snakes.Monday, March 24, 2014
|Khiyo, Seema Anand, Shahidul Alam|
|KhiyoKhiyo is a London-based band. Their repertoire is drawn from Bengali folk, film, protest songs and other traditional genres such as the music of Nazrul and Tagore | Thursday 27th March 8pm Free / Main Space / Standing | Rich MixThursday, March 27, 2014||Khiyo, Oliver Weeks, Sohini Alam|
Paresh Maity at the global platform, ART 14 with Gallery Sumukha.
Maity's work celebrates the beauty of India. Paresh Maity has a strong international reputation with his work being seen at the British Museum, Rubin Museum NYC and a vast painting, The Indian Odyssey, at Indira Gandhi airport, New Delhi.
ART 14 is the second edition of this international fair, a global platform for galleries, curators, collectors and visitors, attracting 25,000 people last year.
Thursday 27th February – Sunday 2nd March 2014 | ART 14, Grand Hall Olympia Hammersmith Road, Kensington London W14 8UX | 020 7385 1200 www.olympia.co.ukThursday, March 27, 2014
|JHAM!A showcase of bharatnatyam and carnatic music. The title JHAM! is one of the rhythmic syllables used in dance recitation, and also alludes to the idea of a musical jam - a feeling of improvisation and collaboration, the musicians and dancers working off one another to produce something new and exciting. This upbeat, playful and energetic work highlights the rhythmic play between the ancient and the modern. The performance is built on a firm classical ground; it brings together the rhythmic, vocally percussive South Indian solkattu or syllabic recitation which is often an accompaniment to dance as well as a vocal style in its own right, with the immediately familiar modern style of beatboxing, most often associated with hip-hop dance and music. ‘Rajarani’s take on classical Indian dance is invigorating.’ The Times ‘Her technique is beautiful, her speed and rhythm extraordinary and her feet fascinating to watch. A single toe movement can convey volumes.’ The Stage | 28 March – The Flavel, Dartmouth | 5 July – Harrow Arts Centre, Middlesex | Further dates to be announced for the summer and autumn of 2014 www.srishti.co.ukFriday, March 28, 2014||Nina Rajarani Company, Srishti|
Sanjeev Abhyankar, known for his performances of devotional songs, will be singing bhajans, abhangs and bhav sangeet.
Friday 28th March 2014 |8pm | £12 (£10 concs) | The Studio Theatre at Library of BirminghamFriday, March 28, 2014
Piano, flute and tabla
The piano, an instrument rarely heard in Indian classical music, is given a Carnatic make-over and heard alongside the haunting sounds of the bamboo flute in this concert. Following their debut UK concert at the Indika festival in 2013, pianist Anil Srinivasan and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia present their unique jugalbhandi (duet) of piano and bansuri.
Rakesh Chaurasia bansuri flute | Anil Srinivasan piano | Kousic Sen tabla
“Rakesh possesses the right balance of strength and serenity, very critical factors for an exceptional flautist”. The Hindu
Saturday 29th March 2014 | 13:00 until 15:00 | The Capstone TheatreSaturday, March 29, 2014
|Anil Srinivasan, Kousic Sen, Rakesh Chaurasia|
Yerma (Pulse Dance Club choice)
Amina Khayyam has produced a powerful dance interpretation of Lorca's poetic and savage drama telling the anguishing story of Yerma. Lorca's play, set in rural patriarchal and reigiously repressive Spain, tells of a woman who suffers the heart-breaking social torment of a childless marriage, forcing her to commit a horrific and irrevocable act.
Amina Khayyam, principal dancer and choreographer shares the emotions and experiences of many women in childless marriages, and the communities they are based in through the medium of kathak dance.
Musicians Debasish Mukherjee (tabla), Lucy Rahman (vocals) James Barralet (cello) Tarun Jasani (sarod).
In association with the Amina Khayyam Dance Company
For further information about this performance contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email email@example.com
Saturday 29th March 2014 | 7:30pm | Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds
Yerma was a Pulse Dance Club choice at the start of the tour.Saturday, March 29, 2014
|Amina Khayyam Company|
|Taal-Tarang: Waves of MusicSenior most Kathak dancer in the UK, Padmashri Pratap Pawar, presents his annual student showcase. Over 40 students will be presenting the journey of Kathak from beginners to professionals with live musicians on Tabla, Sarangi, Sitar and Vocal. Saturday 29th March 2014 : 6:30 pm | Elliott Hall | £10.00Saturday, March 29, 2014|
|Carnatic PianoCarnatic pianist, Anil Srinivasan, performs his unique style of south Indian music, accompanied by Kousic Sen on tabla | 29th March 2014 | 13:00 until 15:00 | The Capstone TheatreSaturday, March 29, 2014||Anil Srinivasan, Kousic Sen|