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Birangona: Women of War

Moryom is a young woman who loves the taste of tamarind, the smell of her mother, and holding her husband’s hand. It is 1971, the year that...

Navodit

Akademi proudly presents the brightest South Asian artists who provide an adventurous take on the grass root styles of Indian...

Arun Ghosh Quintet: A South Asian Suite

This special performance features Arun Ghosh’s indojazz chamber work, A South Asian Suite....

Yaa Devi

Inspired by the theme of goddesses and female empowerment, Devika Rao in collaboration with Katie Ryan, ...

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Profile on Jon Sterckx

Article By: Jon Sterckx
Image Credit: Peter Morgan  Whilst Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger tour the world with their groundbreaking collaborative project, Circle of Sound, things are still happening from...Read More
Credit: Peter Morgan

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
Credit: Abhijit Pal

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
Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

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
Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

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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The Art of Defining Me

The Art of Defining Me

A Film by Seeta Patel, Kamala Devam and Maria Åkesson

Rich Mix, 11th June 2013

The Art of Defining Me won the award for Best Experimental Film and 2n...Read More
Reviewed By: with input from Seeta Patel and Kamala Devam

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Gitanjali 100

Gitanjali 100

Rich Mix

Reviewed by Sita Thomas

This year marks the centenary of several remarkable moments in our history: in Britain 1913, Emily Wilding Davison became a martyr for the Suffragette movement stepping out at the King...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Opera Holland Park

Opera-lovers are being treated this summer to a taste of South Asian dance in Opera Holland Park’s new production of Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles. This tale of a love-triangle, betrayal and religious duty in an itinerant pearl diving community in anc...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy

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Ananda

 Ananda

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Seetal Kaur Gahir
 

 

 

Ananda is not only a collaboration between four iconic instruments of Hindustani classical music but also between four young artists Upneet Singh Dhadyalla, Roopa Panesar, Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla and Kirpal Pan...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur Gahir
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Review iTMOi

 

Akram Khan Company’s iTMOi (in the mind of igor) 
Sadler’s Wells, London
Reviewed by Parbati Chaudhury

 

 

With a menacing growl from the shadows, the audience’s attention was immediately focused. Prophetic chanting from The Sacrifice of Isaac complemented by ritualistic stamping effectively established the primitive nature of the piece. 

In an original score b...Read More
Reviewed By: Parbati Chaudhury

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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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