Asian Music and Dance

For those seeking to learn more about South Asian dance in the UK, its artists and development over the last two decades, welcome to our site!

Pulse magazine took snapshots of the dance form on a regular basis – profiling the artists, discussing, critiquing and contextualising their work, thereby keeping the sector informed, connected and energised. The magazine was published from 2002 to 2017, when it migrated to the website www.pulseconnects.com. South Asian music was also featured from 2008 onwards. Our site makes available online this material in the form of articles, interviews, performance reviews and a treasure-trove of photographs of the leading exponents of South Asian dance in the UK.

Pulse has nurtured a team of young writers such as Magdalen Gorringe, Seetal Gahir, Jahnavi Harrison, Shivaangee Agrawal, amongst others, under the guidance of Editor Sanjeevini Dutta and Assistant Editor Gopa Roy. A majority of the high quality images have been generously donated by Simon Richardson, one of the most prominent photographers of South Asian dance.

Thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, this invaluable material has been made freely available to all. We start with the content from the years 2008-17, with 2002-8 to follow. In time we intend to amalgamate the current site with www.pulseconnects.com.

Dancing for Change

Donald Hutera talked to Aakash Odedra and Amina Khayyam, two of a growing number of dance artists who are creating works that engage with difficult social and political issues.

22 December 2017

Feature, Issue-139

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The Impossible Dream

Gopa Roy learns about the joy and freedom of expression dance offers to those without hearing from Nehal Bhogaita, a member of The Nautch Girl cast and Sanghamitra Datta of the Children in Need Institute in Kolkata

25 March 2015

Dance in the Community, Issue-128

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An Inner Voice

Mithila Sarma talked to Carnatic musicians Yarlinie Thanabalasingham and Kobini Ananth about the creation of their innovative work.

27 September 2017

Issue-138, Young Pulse

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