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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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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
Volunteers of RSS gate for Founder's Day Amritsar November 2013 | Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

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

Article By: Bhagwat Shah
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
Volunteers of RSS gate for Founder's Day Amritsar November 2013 | Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

The rock paintings at Bhimbetka

Article By: Gopa Roy
An hour's drive from Bhopal, in a peaceful area of natural beauty, are the rock shelters of Bhimbetka.  These shelters show evidence of continuous settlement from 100,000 to 1000 years ago....Read More
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Aditi Mangaldas In Conversation

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Aditi Mangaldas is one of the foremost kathak dancers of India; dynamic, charismatic and thoughtful, her solo and group choreography gives a contemporary face to an ancient art form. Her Company...Read More
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Hindutva and South Asian Dance in Britain

Article By: Jasmine Lail
                                      With the Indian elections under way, Narendra Modi and the BJP...Read More
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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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Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra

 

Image Credit: Sreenivasan Ramakrishnan 
Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan, West Kensington, London 

 

 

 

 
“Music is our sādhanā and we would like you to join us in this pujā.” As the drones of the harmonium and taanpuras filled the air, the audience in the Bhavan Centre's sold-out auditorium eagerly awaited the performance of two of the finest exponents of khayaal voca...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur Gahir
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Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi

 Kali Theatre and Pursued By A Bear Productions
Mercury Theatre, Colchester  
Image Credit: Jerome Hunt 

Games, politics and personal and national identity are inseparably intertwined in Satinder Chohan’s new play Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi. The play, co-produced by Kali Theatre and Pursued By A Bear Productions, examines two time periods, two countries and six character...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas
Image Credit: Jerome Hunt

Unveiling Afternoon Ragas: Prattyush Banerjee

Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
As part of Darbar Festival 2012
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Darbar founder, Sandeep Virdee has been outspoken in his desire to present lesser known talents each year. ‘Unveiling Afternoon Ragas’ was hardly the most exciting title of this final day afternoon session, but what ensued definitely was. Hailing from Kolkata, sarod maestro Prattyush...Read More
Reviewed By: Jahnavi Harrison

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Shujaat Khan & Swapan Chaudhuri

 As part of Darbar Festival 2012
Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Image Credit: Daniel M Neuman

The previous afternoon Swapan Chaudhuri, the tabla player of choice for the sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) in his last years, delivered an exquisite solo tabla concert – with harmonium providing melodic support to rhythm instrument in the accompaniment reversal known as lehara...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

Image Credit: Daniel M Neuman

Gait to the Spirit Festival 2012

Mixed Bill 
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver 

This past weekend (26-28 October), I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd annual Gait to the Spirit festival of Indian classical dance in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Organized by Jai Govinda, the artistic director of Man...Read More
Reviewed By: Scheherazaad Cooper
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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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