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Chakardar Summer School

Spend five dedicated days in the land of music and tabla, learning from experienced tutors including the great Pandit Shankar Ghosh...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

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

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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Double Bill: Pulsating Surshingar and Violin maestros - Joydeep Ghosh and the Mysore Brothers

Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
As part of Darbar Festival 2012 
Image Credit: Arnhel de Serra 

 

Darbar’s reputation as the most diverse, high quality Indian music festival outside of India, was upheld with its cracking first night. After a late start, Joydeep Ghosh took to the stage. He is not a big name, and his hefty instrument, the sursringar, is even less known. Tuning took quite...Read More
Reviewed By: Jahnavi Harrison

Image Credit: Arnhel de Serra

Red Baraat

Rich Mix, London

 

Image Credit: James Bartolozzi  

Red Baraat have been described as...Read More
Reviewed By: Sonia Mehta

Image Credit: James Bartolozzi

Wah! Wah! Girls

Wah! Wah! Girls
Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre

In Act 1 Scene 6 of Tanika Gupta’s Wah! Wah! Girls the 25 bus to Hackney Downs turns into a fishing ghat on the river Ganges. The ghat (set of steps) is wheeled off, carpets and hookahs are laid down, nawabs take their seats and a young nautch girl performs a rendition of Rekha...Read More
Reviewed By: John Cooper

Credit: Steve Tanner

Natyam

 

Mythili Prakash & Ensemble
Dance Base – National Centre for Dance 
As part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

 

Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist  

For her Fringe debut, California-based bharatanatyam dancer, Mythili Prakash, presents Natyam, a three-part performance extraordinaire at Edinburgh’s premiere dance venue, Dance Base.  Prakash began her training in the Thanjavur tradition under the direction of her mother, Smt...Read More
Reviewed By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi

Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

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Image Credit: JP Masclet

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company 
As part of the London 2012 Festival 
St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington
 

We gather at the cemetery adjacent to St Mary’s Church at Stoke Newington before ritually being led into the sanctuary of the old building. Standing at the altar, we haphazardly position ourselves like an unrehearsed choir facing the congregation of empty pews. The high ceilings and ancient...Read More
Reviewed By: Veena Basavarajaiah

Image Credit: JP Masclet

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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