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Pulse Summer 2015 — Issue 129 ISSN 1476-6019 Published by Kadam Asian Dance and Music c/o The Hat Factory, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY +44 7905 268887 Editorial Team Commissioning Editor Sanjeevini Dutta

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Assistant Editor Gopa Roy

Editorial and Marketing Assistant Parbati Jill Chaudhury Design Art Director Pritpal Ajimal

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Photography Director Simon Richardson

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Young Pulse Project 12 – For the Love of It Seetal Kaur Gahir looks into what impels this group of young musicians.

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Making the Heart Beat Faster – BBC Young Dancer 2015 Audiences were enthusiastic. What was the experience like for some of those involved in the competition? Kenneth Tharp, Vidya Patel, Sujata Banerjee and Urja Desai talked to Sanjeevini Dutta and Gopa Roy.

Reviews Dance Performance Bayadère – the Ninth Life (Shobana Jeyasingh Company) Samyoga (Nrityagram) Forgot Your Password? (Divya Kasturi Company) Tagore: New Voices & Decreasing Infinity (Kali Chandrasegaram/Katie Ryan & Ranjana Ghatak/Arunima Kumar & Sohini Alam/Urja Desai Thakore & Jatanil Banerjee/Jean Riley/ Balbir Singh Dance Company) 21

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Pulse serves the arts sector by recording, critiquing, profiling and archiving South Asian dance and music in the UK through Pulse magazine and the website: www.pulseconnects.com.

Kadam forms part of the SADA Alliance

In the Frame: Rama and Dakshina Vaidyanathan Simon Richardson caught the dancers in rehearsal in Chennai.

14 A Critic’s Reflection – Creativity India’s foremost dance critic and writer Leela Venkataraman has no preconceived notions of what creativity is. She shares her thoughts.

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10 An Artist’s View – Creativity Malavika Sarukkai writes about the creative process explored in the Natya Darshan Dance Symposium in Chennai. 12

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Igniting the Imagination – Creativity Donald Hutera investigates the sources of their creativity with Shobana Jeyasingh, Balbir Singh, Bisakha Sarker, Seeta Patel and Sonia Sabri.

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Music Performance The King of Ghosts (Soumik Datta & London Philharmonic Orchestra) Pulse of the World (Zakir Hussain) Art Installation Minds to Lose & The Singh Project (Neha Choksi/Amit & Naroop)

Contents Page Photo Credits

FC Vidya Patel, BBC Young Dancer 2015 Final | Photo: Guy Levy 4 6 10 12 16 18 24

Until the Lions | Photo: Richard Haughton Sonia Sabri | Photo: Simon Richardson Malavika Sarukkai | Photo: Samkumar Rama and Dakshina Vaidyanathan | Photo: Simon Richardson Project 12 | Photo: Simon Richardson Vidya Patel, BBC Young Dancer | Photo: Stephen Wright Photography Hardeep Singh Kohli | Photo: Amit and Naroop SUMMER 2015 PULSE 1

Pulse 129 Summer 2015  

Igniting the imagination- Donald Hutera investigates the sources of their creativity with Shobana Jeyasingh, Balbir Singh, Bisakha Sarker, S...

Pulse 129 Summer 2015  

Igniting the imagination- Donald Hutera investigates the sources of their creativity with Shobana Jeyasingh, Balbir Singh, Bisakha Sarker, S...

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