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Exhibitions in London and Edinburgh

Pilgrims, healers and wizards

Featuring objects from the 18th century to the present, this exhibition shows the...

Theatre in London and Newcastle

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Based on Katherine Boo's award winning work of fiction, ...

A Season of Bangla Drama

This vibrant festival of drama continues into its 11th year with a great range of stimulating discussions and performances. See below three...

EFG London Jazz Festival

Way In To The Way Out

Over two evenings, clarinettist Arun Ghosh is joined by the pianist...

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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
Credit: S. Anwar

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
Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti

Milton Keynes Finds its Dancing Feet!

Article By: Urja Desai Thakore
Milton Keynes Dance Festival 2012  13-15 July Read More
Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

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

Thumri Rasrang

Article By: John Cooper
   As part of Roehampton Dance Festival 2012 Terrace Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton  21 May 2012 Image credit: Eulanda Shead         Read More
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Credit: Eulanda Shead

“The Heritage of the People”: The Contextual Framework

Article By: Shezad Khalil
Lok Virsa: Without Borders - Sonia Sabri Company  As part of Alchemy Festival 2012 Photo Credit: Simon Balson  Following Sonia Sabri Company's recent performance at Alchemy, Shezad...Read More
Credit: Simon Balson

Lok Virsa: Without Borders

Article By: Sonia Sabri
In advance of her appearance at Alchemy this week, British kathak artist, Sonia Sabri, sets the scene for Lok Virsa:Without Borders, an event that celebrates the arts across the Indian...Read More
Credit: Abhijit Pal

In Conversation with Malavika Sarukkai

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Bharatanatyam diva, Malavika Sarukkai, shares her views on dance, art and life with Sanjeevini Dutta as they take a taxi ride in Chennai. Approaching her fourth decade as a performer,...Read More
Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

Lokkhi Terra at Camden Forge

Lokkhi Terra

14 November 2014

The Forge, Camden, London

Reviewed by John Farndon

Top: Kishon Khan, Patrick Zambonin, Tansay  Omar |  Below: Javi...Read More
Reviewed By: John Farndon

Javier Camillo and Sohini Alam
Kishon Khan, Patrick Zambonin, Tansay Omar

Ekalaya

Ekalya

Sonia Sabri Company

Bhavan Centre, London

Saturday 11th October 2014

Comments from the Pulse Dance (Audience) Club

The opening greeting, the salaam, was...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for Pulse Dance (Audience) Club

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Sonia Sabri Ekalaya

Something Then, Something Now – Seeta Patel

Seeta Patel

Something Then, Something Now

Lilian Baylis Studio, London

September 26, 2014

Reviewed by Donald Hutera

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Reviewed By: Donald Hutera

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Best Then, Better Now: The Legendary Prabha Atre

Best Then, Better Now: The Legendary Prabha Atre

21 September 2014

Darbar Festival

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Reviewed by Ken Hunt

Photo: Prabha Atre | Credit: Ken Hu...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

Prabha Atre

London Beckons Indian Ragas – Darbar 2014 opening concert

London Beckons Indian Ragas

Purcell Room

Thursday 18 September 2014

Bharat Bushan Goswami: sarangi | Prabhu Edouard: tabla

Debashish Bhattacharya: ...Read More
Reviewed By: Jahnavi Harrison

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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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Lokkhi Terra at Camden Forge

Reviewed By : John Farndon

Lokkhi Terra

14 November 2014

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BBC Young Dancer of the Year

Article By: Parbati Chaudhury
Parbati Chaudhury is following the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015 competition for PulseRead 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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