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Dance Umbrella: Out of India

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
This is Indian dance beyond classical and bollywood – it's a slice of life from the Subcontinent shorn of hype and sentimentality.Read More
Hema Bharati Palani: Courtesy the Artist

Bayadère – The Ninth Life

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Shobana Jeyasingh's Bayadère – The Ninth Life previews at mac Birmingham on 18th March and opens in London on 25th March. We share here our article from the coming issue of Pulse.Read More
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Between The Lines – Re-thinking Tagore for the Twenty-First Century

Article By: Gopa Roy
Between the Lines – Re-thinking Tagore for the 21st Century: a day of performances, explorations and critical enquiry.Read More
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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
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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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Shakti – the Odissi Ensemble

The Odissi Ensemble. Left to right: Elena Catalano, Maryam Freeflower, Katie Ryan, Kali Chandrasegaram.

Shakti

6 December 2015

The Odissi Ensemble

Rich Mix, London

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Reviewed By: Donald Hutera
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Out of India: Modern Moves

Out of India: Modern Moves

Dance Umbrella

The Pit, Barbican,

21st October 2015

Reviewed by The Pu...Read More
Reviewed By: Pulse Dance Audience Club

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Book Review : Indian Classical Dance: The Renaissance and Beyond, by Leela Venkataraman

Indian Classical Dance: The Renaissance and Beyond by Leela Venkataraman (Niyogi Books, India, 2015)

Reviewed by Katie Ryan

As one would expect from such a renowned critic and dance writer, Leela Venkatar...Read More
Reviewed By: Katie Ryan

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Margam: Seeta Patel & Ensemble

Margam

20th September 2015

Seeta Patel & Ensemble

Darbar Festival, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

Reviewed by Katie Ryan

The buzz at the Southbank...Read More
Reviewed By: Katie Ryan

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Material Men & Strange Blooms

Material Men & Strange Blooms

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

16th & 17th September 2015

Reviewed by t...Read More
Reviewed By: Pulse Dance Audience Club

Photo: Chris Nash

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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Shakti – the Odissi Ensemble

Reviewed By : Donald Hutera

The Odissi Ensemble. Left to right: Elena Catalano, Maryam Freeflower, Katie Ryan, Kali Chandrase...Read More

The Odissi Ensemble

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Dance Umbrella: Out of India

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
This is Indian dance beyond classical and bollywood – it's a slice of life from the Subcontinent shorn of hype and sentimentality.Read More
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Tales of 1947

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Tales of 1947

Directed by Marta Schmidt 

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