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Kathaa Kutcheri

Known as the 'Nightingale of India', MS Subhalaxmi captivated audiences around the world with her soulful music. ...

Upaj Festival

Run by Sarathy Korwar and IKLECTIK, this festival of improvised music aims to showcase experimental music and...

Voices

Srinidhi Raghavan presents a bharatanatyam solo production accompanied by Usha Raghavan (nattuvangam), ...

Trina and Ram

In Spotlight presents two young artists, Raam Jeganathan (veena) and Trina Roy (kathak...

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The Chennai Margazhi Festival

Article By: Sooraj Subramaniam
Sooraj Subramaniam experiences the Chennai Season, with its dust and its sensory delights. Photo: Simon RichardsonRead More
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Angira Kotal- Sangeet Ratna In Conversation with Sanjeevini Dutta

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Angira Kotal tells Sanjeevini Dutta about the musical journey which has brought her to the Sangeet RatnaRead More
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Samakaala – A Festival of Contemporary Dances

Article By: Ileana Citaristi
Ileana Citaristi comments on a welcome addition to the national panorama of dance festivals.Read More
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This is my culture, International Women's Day

Article By: Sitara Thobani
 Odissi dancer Sitara Thobani's address at the British Parliament celebrations for IWD, reflecting on the cultural heritage that empowers her as a modern woman  Read More
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Preview: Artist Profile on Vidhya Subramaniam

Article By: Jahnavi Harrison
Image Credit: S. Anwar  Celebrated bharatanatyam exponent, Vidya Subramaniam,is in the UK to give two consecutive performances: Bhavan, London (7th) and Capstone, Liverpool (8th December)....Read More
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The Art of Critical Writing

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
Earlier this year, in April to be exact, we launched the Art of Critical Writing, a short course enabling budding arts critics to fine-tune their analytical skills over an afternoon of practical...Read More
Image Credit: Yasmin Khan

Olympic Opening Ceremony hits home

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
 Sanjeevini Dutta muses on what made the Olympic Opening ceremony so appealing to the vast audiences watching.Read More
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Choreographic Collision

Article By: Elena Jacinta
Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti  Elena Jacinta divides her time between her native Latvia and the UK where she is not only a trained bharatanatyam dancer (she trained with some of the great in...Read More
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Milton Keynes Finds its Dancing Feet!

Article By: Urja Desai Thakore
Milton Keynes Dance Festival 2012  13-15 July Read More
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Profile on Jon Sterckx

Article By: Jon Sterckx
Image Credit: Peter Morgan  Whilst Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger tour the world with their groundbreaking collaborative project, Circle of Sound, things are still happening from...Read More
Credit: Peter Morgan

Staycation / Vacation

 

 

Staycation/Vacation

15 July 2016

Akademi

Rich Mix, London

Reviewed by Nicholas Minns

It is an evening of two separate performances and man...Read More
Reviewed By: Nicholas Minns

Archana Ballal | Credit Simon Richarson
Jaina Modasia & Vidya Patel
Kesha Raithatha

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

8 August 2016

Alba Flamenca

Reviewed by Ian Abbott

'There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.' Robert Louis Stevenson

A lilting Irish voiceove...Read More
Reviewed By: Ian Abbott

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Silent Space

Silent Space

9th August 2016

Dance Ihayami

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Dancebase

Reviewed by Ian Abbott

‘In a...Read More
Reviewed By: Ian Abbott

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Bring on the Bollywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring on the Bollywood Ensemble | Photo: Nicola Young

Bring on the Bollywood...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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Laila the Musical

Laila the Musical

Rifco Arts

Watford Palace Theatre

7 April 2016

Reviewed by Sita Thomas

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Bradford where we l...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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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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Latest Review

Staycation / Vacation

Reviewed By : Nicholas Minns

 

 

Staycation/Vacation

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Archana Ballal | Credit Simon Richarson
Jaina Modasia & Vidya Patel
Kesha Raithatha

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Navadisha 2016

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta and Gopa Roy
The world has changed since the last Navadisha Conference in 2000. There are new generations of dancers and audiences; new training models and technology; and there has been a shrinkage of public...Read More

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Tales of 1947

Written by : Aaminah Patel and Seetal Gahir

Tales of 1947

Directed by Marta Schmidt 

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