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Sanata: Stillness Album Launch

The multi-award-winning Indo-Canadian singer, Kiran Ahluwalia launches her new album, Sanata: Stillness...

Messer and Pingle

Formed after Michael Messer and Manish Pingle met in Mumbai, this duo is not only a discourse of like-minded...

Majajani Open House & Indian Ocean Sound System

Head to Rich Mix for an Open House event featuring Majajani, an exhibition of...

Looking ahead: Alchemy Festival

It’s the sixth year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of...

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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
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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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Ravi Shankar in his ninety-first year

Article By: Ken Hunt
Ken Hunt despairs at the ‘new’ audiences but then Raviji manages to ‘put a smile on his face’ at the maestro’s Barbican concert this summer, on 21st June 2011. Image...Read More
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Gait to the Spirit Festival

Article By: Scheherazaad Cooper
Scheherazaad Cooper flies to her home city of Vancouver to report on Gait to Spirit Festival, a South Asian dance spectacular in Western Canada.    Read More
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Bayadère – The Ninth Life

 

 

 

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Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for the Pulse Dance Audience Club
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Carnatic Beatbox

Jyotsna Srikanth and Shlomo

Carnatic Beatbox

29 January 2015

Purcell Room, London

Reviewed by Ken Hunt

The concert debut of Ca...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

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Draupadi – The Fire-Born Princess

Draupadi – The Fire-Born Princess

Sujata Banerjee Dance Company

7th February 2015

Patidar House, Wembley

Everyone agreed – this was a very enjoyable evening. ‘Great for chi...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for the Pulse Dance Audience Club

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Inked and Murmur: Aakash Odedra Company

Inked and Murmur

Aakash Odedra Company

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House,

23 January 2015

In Inked (choreographed by Damien Jalet...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for the Pulse Dance Audience Club

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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

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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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Bayadère – The Ninth Life

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Shobana Jeyasingh's Bayadère – The Ninth Life previews at mac Birmingham on 18th March and opens in London on 25th March. We share here our article from the coming issue of Pulse.Read More
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