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Insaan Culture Club presents folk musician Arieb Azhar and special...

Dance at the Nehru Centre

Folk traditions from Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh

The Jammu Kashmir Festival and the ICCR...

Weekend melodies and rhythms

Jonathan Mayer

Jonathan Mayer studied both Senia and Imdadkhani gharanas from Clem...

Half-term family fun:Lori Lullabies

Delivered by experienced dance artist Magdalen Gorringe, the lively workshops are suitable for babies, toddlers and children up...

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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
Sooraj Subramaniam | Photo: Simon Richardson

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
Grace | Photo credit: Ghanesh Sahoo

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

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
Credit: S. Anwar

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

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

Carnatic Beatbox

Jyotsna Srikanth and Shlomo

Carnatic Beatbox

29 January 2015

Purcell Room, London

Reviewed by Ken Hunt

The concert debut of Ca...Read More
Reviewed By: Ken Hunt

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Draupadi – The Fire-Born Princess

Draupadi – The Fire-Born Princess

Sujata Banerjee Dance Company

7th February 2015

Patidar House, Wembley

Everyone agreed – this was a very enjoyable evening. ‘Great for chi...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for the Pulse Dance Audience Club


Inked and Murmur: Aakash Odedra Company

Inked and Murmur

Aakash Odedra Company

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House,

23 January 2015

In Inked (choreographed by Damien Jalet...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for the Pulse Dance Audience Club


Lokkhi Terra at Camden Forge

Lokkhi Terra

14 November 2014

The Forge, Camden, London

Reviewed by John Farndon

Top: Kishon Khan, Patrick Zambonin, Tansay  Omar |  Below: Javi...Read More
Reviewed By: John Farndon

Javier Camillo and Sohini Alam
Kishon Khan, Patrick Zambonin, Tansay Omar



Sonia Sabri Company

Bhavan Centre, London

Saturday 11th October 2014

Comments from the Pulse Dance (Audience) Club

The opening greeting, the salaam, was...Read More
Reviewed By: Gopa Roy for Pulse Dance (Audience) Club

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Sonia Sabri Ekalaya

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


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


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 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


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, 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


The quarterly magazine Pulse and the website 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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Navadisha 2016

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta and Gopa Roy
The world has changed since the last Navadisha Conference in 2000. There are new generations of dancers and audiences; new training models and technology; and there has been a shrinkage of public...Read More

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Tales of 1947

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