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The Bridge

Co-commissioned by zer0classikal and SAA-uk, Jasdeep Singh Degun presents a sitar concerto...

Carnatic Connections

Europe’s leading Carnatic violinist, Jyotsna Srikanth, performs alongside the Bollywood Brass Band in a...

Tagore's Travelling Trunk

During his travels, Tagore absorbed the classical, folk and Sufi music of India, and in the UK he encountered folk, opera and...

Delhi: Communities of Belonging book launch

Noted photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh offer a powerful series of photographs and companion first-...

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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
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
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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

Attunement

Attunement

26 October 2016

Insaan Culture Club

SOAS, London

Reviewed by Daneesh Majid

Seeing an Indian dancing to the magic of a Pakistani musician shows there...Read More
Reviewed By: Daneesh Majid

Seeing an Indian dancing to the magic of a Pakistani musician shows there is hope for South Asian solidarity.

Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement – Curator's Talk & Performance

 

Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement

Curator’s Talk and performance

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Courtauld Gallery, London

Reviewed by...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy

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Radical Ideas: Subduction Zone

Radical Ideas: Subduction Zone

Mithila Sarma

Friday 21 October 2016

Rich Mix, London

Reviewed by Seetal Kaur

There are some stories that get swept under the rug. Perha...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur

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Interrupted

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company

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Dance Umbrella 2016

Barbican Theatre, London

20 October 2016

Reviewed by the Pulse Dance Audience Club...Read More
Reviewed By: The Pulse Dance Audience Club

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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

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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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