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Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

The Seasons of Trouble is a searing account of three lives caught up in this devastating civil war by award-winning...

The Retold Ramayana

When poet Daljit Nagra was a boy, his relatives told him stories from The Ramayana, which has enchanted...

London International Arts Festival

The LIAF, curated by violinist and composer Jyotsna Srikanth, returns this weekend. The first day of events...

Looking ahead: November weekender at Rich Mix - Masters of Abhinaya and Between the Lines.

Akademi's Masters of Abhinaya

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The Art of Critical Writing

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
Earlier this year, in April to be exact, we launched the Art of Critical Writing, a short course enabling budding arts critics to fine-tune their analytical skills over an afternoon of practical...Read More
Image Credit: Yasmin Khan

Olympic Opening Ceremony hits home

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
 Sanjeevini Dutta muses on what made the Olympic Opening ceremony so appealing to the vast audiences watching.Read More
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Choreographic Collision

Article By: Elena Jacinta
Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti  Elena Jacinta divides her time between her native Latvia and the UK where she is not only a trained bharatanatyam dancer (she trained with some of the great in...Read More
Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti

Milton Keynes Finds its Dancing Feet!

Article By: Urja Desai Thakore
Milton Keynes Dance Festival 2012  13-15 July Read More
Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

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
Credit: Nisha Kajal Patel

Daredevas- Shomi Das & Khavita Kaur

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Reviewed By: Protima Chatterjee

Perseverance

 Perseverance
Jonathan Mayer Ensemble
Cockpit Theatre, London
Reviewed by Archita Kumar

 As autumn nears and we say goodbye to warm summer evenings, Perseverance couldn't be a more apt name for the Jonathan Mayer Ensemble's new work, as we try desperately to hang on to the last of the summer sun.  With concrete in place of a tradi...Read More
Reviewed By: Archita Kumar

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Darbar: Iconic Sitar to Mesmerising Carnatic Ragas

Iconic Sitar to Mesmerising Carnatic Ragas

21 September 2013

Darbar Festival, Purcell Room, London

Reviewed by Ken Hunt

This double bill concluded the third day of the eighth Darbar F...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

Anupama Bhagwat
Sudha Ragunathan

Cymbeline

Cymbeline
Phizzical
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Reviewed by Sanjeevini Dutta
 

 

 

 Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare's later plays, has been described by Bernard Shaw as 'stagey thrash' for its multiple-plot lines and predictable outcomes. Phizzical's production ably directed by Samir Bhamra re-locates the narrative...Read More
Reviewed By: Sanjeevini Dutta

Sophie Khan Levy and Tony Hasnath

Transposed Rhythm And The Saraswati Veena

 Darbar Festival, Purcell Room, London

Reviewed by Ken Hunt
 

 Transposed Rhythm And The Saraswati Veena was the inaugural double bill of the 2013 Darbar Festival. This Indian classical music festival, its artistic director Sandeep Virdee explained from the stage, was first held in 2006 in Leicester to commemorate the tabla gu...Read More
Reviewed By: Review by Ken Hunt

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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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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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