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Korzo Indian Dance Festival

Each October, Korzo celebrates Indian dance and culture from kathak to urban, bharatanatyam to modern dance. Inspiring...


Watermans and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations present Gauhar by ...

Dance: Aakash Odedra Company- Murmur & Inked Wales Tour | Choy Ka Fai - SoftMachine

Murmur & Inked Wales Tour

The award-winning Aakash Odedra Company ...

Music: Anoushkar Shankar - Land of Gold | SAA-uk - Sangam

Land of Gold

After a sold-out performance at the Royal Festival Hall in 2014, Anoushka...

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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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“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
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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
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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
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Pulse Preview - Kathak Innovators in the UK: Aakash Odedra

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
London audiences will be treated to a real gem of a performance this weekend as Aakash Odedra takes to the stage at The Place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February.  Pulse caught up with Odedra...Read More
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Pulse Exclusive: Interview with Miti Desai

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
Mohiniattam dancer, Miti Desai, is set to perform in The Good Fashion Show, later this week.  Pulse caught up with Miti ahead of her performance to get the lowdown on all things dance and design...Read More
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International Odissi Dance Festival 2011

Article By: Ileana Citaristi
Odissi dancer, Ileana Citaristi, lives and teaches in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. Here she her reports on a dance festival dedicated solely to Odissi which took place back in December.  Ileana will be...Read More

The Mad and Divine Conference

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Vyjanthimala Bali  23rd -25th December 2011 Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai Organised by Kartik Fine Arts, Convened by Anita Ratnam Sanjeevini Dutta attended the Conference gives her...Read More
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London's Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Presents: Pratap Pawar Triveni Dance Company and Neesha Radia

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi and Katie Ryan
Earlier this month,  kathakars were treated to a weekend of classical recitals at the Bhavan Centre in West Kensington.  From Guru to disciple, Pulse goes beyond the performance aesthetics...Read More
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Meet the Choreographer - Gauri Sharma Tripathi

Article By: Yasmin Khan
The Bollywood Trip is set to fire up pre-Christmas audiences at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre from 12-18 December. Co-produced by Danish theatre company, Republique, and London’s...Read More
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Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company


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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15 July 2016


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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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


Silent Space

Silent Space

9th August 2016

Dance Ihayami

Edinburgh Festival Fringe


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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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


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


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 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


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, 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


The quarterly magazine Pulse and the website 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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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

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