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Shubendra and Saskia De Hass-Rao

SAMA Arts Network presents the outstanding husband-wife sitar-cello duo, Shubendra Rao and Sakskia De-Haas Rao...

SAA-uk Summer Solstice

SAA-uk is back at Left Bank for their 5th Summer Solstice. This is the only all-night festival in the...

Nrithya-Upahaar

Upahaar School of Dance's annual festival once again brings internationally-renowned artists together over two days: ...

Summer issue of Pulse out soon

Our next issue remembers the 'Queen of Abhinaya' Kalanidhi Narayanan; with Seeta Patel & Balbir...

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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

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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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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Bring on the Bollywood Ensemble | Photo: Nicola Young

Bring on the Bollywood...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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Laila the Musical

Laila the Musical

Rifco Arts

Watford Palace Theatre

7 April 2016

Reviewed by Sita Thomas

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Bradford where we l...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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The House of In Between

The House of In Between

Theatre Royal Stratford East

13th April 2016

Reviewed by Ayndrilla Singharay

‘The clan is what matters,’ says Uma, a hijra - someone who identifie...Read More
Reviewed By: Ayndrilla Singharay

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Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer (dir. by Richard Raymond)

Reviewed by Sita Thomas

رقص یک سلاح به مبارزه برای آزادی است

“Dance is a weapon to fight for freedom” (Afshin Ghaffarian)

Afshin Ghaffarian...Read More
Reviewed By: Sita Thomas

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The Dishonoured

The Dishonoured

Arcola Theatre

16th March 2016

Written by Aamina Ahmad | Directed by Janet Steel

Reviewed by Ayndrilla Si...Read More
Reviewed By: Ayndrilla Singharay

Robert Mountford & Goldy Notay

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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