From the final day of #AlchemySC - a snippet from ATMA Dance's 'The Magic Fish' choreographed, directed and performed by Mayuri Boonham and featuring the fantastic @kamaladevamco as a most clever, cheeky and charming Matsya.
No Man’s Land an exhibition inspired by the courageous act of Iranian farmer who loses his land and confronted by a stony desert on which nothing grows creates a garden of stone fruit that hand from dead trees. The ultimate creative act. American Iranian painter @darvish.studio pays home to farmer Esfandiapour @asiahouse @darvish.studio has also painted portrait of @akramkhan
Some new fans of #janakiragarajan after a most earnest, overwhelming performance at the @bhavanlondon by @milapfest
To celebrate the Festival of Holi, we share this image of friend and internationally renowned dancer @astaddeboo
#photoshoot #spontaneous #connectinformenergisewiththenorthernline Erm, was @simonphoto not available??? 😜 All shall be revealed very soon...
#throwback #mondaymotivation #takemebacktothevillage #dance #bharatanatyam #hiphop #heavybeats Some of the @pulseconnects team are currently visiting the subcontinent and some are dreaming about trips on the horizon, which reminds us of this charming dance film by @ishitamili youtu.be/VyKfbTQGhAo Ishita was profiled in our 138 #Autumn2017 issue guested edited by @seetal_ The interview by Gemma Connell gave us an insight into Ishita's initiative Urban Indian which 'draws on her wide dance experience, but primarily on the genres of bharatanatyam and hip-hop. In the past she has dabbled with other dance forms, such as ballet and contemporary dance, but never felt like they fit. She connected with bharatanatyam and hip-hop through rhythm; for her, it’s about the heavy beats that come with the music of both forms and how choreography is created in relation to them.' Enjoy and read the interview here - issuu.com/sanjeevinidutta/docs/170904--pulse--138--web
#Winter2017 #finalprintissue #coverstory #profiles #dancelegend #ThekathakofNahidSiddiqui The extraordinary @siddiqui7318 Nahid Siddiqui has influenced the understanding and practice of this art form in the UK and internationally. 'I feel the best student is the best teacher, as the quest for learning never dies in a real explorer...It's all about distributing and showering the knowledge that you have been given.' (Nahid Siddiqui) Read Yasmin Mahmood's full interview on page 10 (in print) or page 12 (on issuu - bit.ly/2A6x9A0). With thanks to the Pulse editors for their contributions. Image: credit @simonphoto
#newyear #newissue #Winter2017 #finalprintissue #features #DancingforChange Can dance effect social change? Donald Hutera interviewed @aakashodedracompany and @amina_khayyam_dance_company whose work engages with difficult social and political issues. Turn to page 4 (in print) or page 6 (on issuu - bit.ly/2A6x9A0) to delve into mindsets of these sensitive individuals. 'An artist is like a party politician: you have a viewpoint and you express it. People don't have to agree with it, you just have to be true to what you believe and make that central to the artistic process. But politics is a complex game. Our version of politics in '#JeSuis' definitely has an opposing side.' (Aakash Odedra) 'If you could tell the story of Krishna stealing butter, which was one of the pieces we had to learn in kathak, then you should be able to tell the story of a woman burned alive in an abusive relationship...I looked around and saw that there were many such stories to tell.' (Amina Khayyam)
#kathak #dance #indianclassicaldance #ukdance #storytelling #performance #festival #legend The UK kathak community enjoying dance, and giving pleasure to audiences under banner of @sujatabanerjeedancecompany with mentors-in-residence Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen. Also featuring Fasih Ur Rehman. An uplifting evening - congratulations all round!
#odissi #dance #indianclassicaldance #ukdance #performance #redandwhite #silverjewels Dancers preparing backstage. Image: @nisha.soma