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Madhup Mudgal: North Indian Khyal

Continuing SAMA's Mystic Voices - The Bhakti Tradition series, the director of the famous ...

Amjad, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan at Wigmore Hall

A Homage...

Virsa Festival

SAA-uk Sunday Music Academy is delighted to be presenting an evening that shares the best of Indian classical music training...

Summer schools, concerts and festivals at the Bhavan, London and Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

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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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The Re-Making of a Ballet Classic, Khoo-Style

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
He slipped off the radar for a while but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been hard at work.  Pulse caught up with Mavin Khoo, the acclaimed Malaysian-born dancer of bharatanatyam,...Read More
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Gati Residency – An Abode for New Work

Article By: Veena Basavarajaiah
Image By: Soumit & Soumita Creating work without a frame of reference is a common phenomenon among independent artists in India.  They fully devote their time and effort in order to create a...Read More
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Understanding Raga- The Aesthetics

Article By: Dharamvir Singh and Surmeet Singh
Dharamvir Singh and Surmeet Singh take the reader through the elements that define raga: the linking of the mood and melody to the times of the day and to the nine human emotions or navarasa.Read More
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Kiran Ahluwalia

Kiran Ahluwalia
The Jazz Cafe Camden, London
  Ken Hunt

The Bristol, UK-based Asian Arts Agency’s announcement that Kiran Ahluwalia was making her London concert debut at long last was a cause of genuine excitement. Since the Toronto-based singer released Kashish – Attraction, her...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

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Devika Rao: Yaa Devi

An enthusiastic audience gathered in Birmingham for the first UK performance of Yaa Devi, a new work in development from bharatanatyam artist Devika Rao which promises to explore the themes of goddesses and female empowerment through four dance styles: bharatanatyam; kathak; odissi and yakshagana...Read More
Reviewed By: Kat Bailey

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Deep Within

 

 

Anita Chanda
Deep Within
The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, East Mosely
Until Sunday 27th April 2014
Reviewed by Emma Murphy
The concept of adornment and veiling permeates Deep Within, an immensely personal journey for Indian artist Anita Chanda.  Chanda, who...Read More
Reviewed By: Emma Murphy

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Navodit

Navodit...Read More
Reviewed By: Sanjeevini Dutta

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Love Beyond Measure - The Legend of Sohni and Mahiwal

Love Beyond Measure - The Legend of Sohni and Mahiw...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Gahir

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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

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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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Kiran Ahluwalia

Reviewed By : Ken Hunt

The Bristol, UK-based Asian Arts Agency’s announcement that Kiran...Read More

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Spring Feature on Hindutva and South Asian Dance in Britain: Letter to the Editor

Article By: Jasmine Lail
Pulse 124 was unusually controversial and there was room in Pulse 125  only to print abbreviated versions of the responses.  We give here the full text of the Letter to the Editor from...Read More
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Tales of 1947

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Tales of 1947

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