• “…educational, entertaining and utterly engaging … a real sight to behold.” Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe Festival {View Article}
  • – 1st Place Winner of the Maui Fringe Theater Festival, 2014
  • – “…world-class and absolutely phenomenal. Antara’s skill as a musician is astounding, only matched by her beautiful dancing…The performance was mesmorizing and inspiring, and the audience did not want the evening to stop.” – Santa Cruz Fringe Festival
  • – “There are few people as qualified to direct a movie about Kathak as Antara.” – Santa Cruz Weekly {View Article}
  • – “…working on a documentary about one’s teacher is a complicated proposition. ‘It’s a tough line to walk. I realized I shouldn’t try to direct; there needs to be some distance from the subject.'” – India Currents
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  • – “Bhardwaj feels that for an audience member to fully experience Kathak, he or she needs to bring something to the performance as well.” – IndiaWest
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  • – “Replete with the essentials – tayari (technique), layakari (rhythm), khoobsurti (beauty), nazaakat (subtlety), Bhardwaj delivered a power-packed performance.” – India West
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  • – “… beautifully worked out … Jatayu’s [Bhardwaj] gradual expiration just about broke my heart.” – Rita Felciano, DanceView Magazine {Download Article}
  • – “People are looking at what else will come out of India. Bollywood is already making an impact. It is good for my film also as it is about two traditional artists trying to preserve their heritage.” –Telegraph India {View Article}
  • – “Dance has been an ancient story-telling art, and I saw my calling in it.” – India Currents {View Article}

Upcoming Performances

Santa Cruz World Arts Festival – October 8, 2016, 7:30pm

Kathak for Bollywood – October 16, 2016, 2pm – MASTER CLASS

 

Past Performances

– 2016 – “Guru Poornima 2016” with Phoenix Gharana – Scottsdale, Arizona

– 2016 – “The Conference of the Birds” – San Jose, California

– 2016 – “Antara Asthaayi” – Mountain View, California

– 2016 -“Shakti Women’s Conference” with EnActe Arts

– 2015 – “Prayaas – an Endeavor in Kathak” – Santa Cruz, California

– 2015 – University of San Francisco – 5:30pm – “Upaj: Improvise” screening featuring lecture-demonstration and post-screening Q&A

– 2015 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center – “Upaj: Improvise” screening featuring lecture-demonstration and post-screening Q&A

– 2015 – University of Hawaii, Hilo – “Upaj: Improvise” Screening  featuring lecture-demonstration and post-screening Q&A

– 2015 –  “Dancing Mathematics” – Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco

– 2015 – Booking Dance Festival NYC (APAP Conference) – Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

– 2015 – Honolulu Museum of Art – Kathak solo with screening of Upaj: Improvise, followed by Q&A with artist & filmmaker Antara Bhardwaj

– 2014 – Naari Festival Celebration of Sri Sri Sarada Devi – Kolkata, India

– 2014 – Pratham USA Annual Gala – Bay Area – Palo Alto, California

– 2014 – Booking Dance Festival -Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland

– 2014 – South Asia Calling Festival – Kathak solo with screening of Upaj: Improvise, followed by Q&A with artist & filmmaker Antara Bhardwaj -Toronto, Canada

– 2014 – Ethnic Dance Festival – with CDDC – San Francisco, California

– 2014 – Hollywood Fringe Festival – Tale of a Kathaka – Los Angeles, California
– 2014 – PANCHA JATI with CDDC – San Francisco, California
– 2014 –  Yoga & Art: Kathak Yoga, Asian Art Museum – San Francisco, California
– 2014 – Maui Fringe Theater Festival – Maui, Hawaii
– 2013 – San Francisco State University, World Arts Class Lecture Demonstration
– 2013 – ‘SHIVA’  with CDDC – San Francisco, California
– 2013 – Sanskriti Music & Dance Festival with CDDC – Pleasanton, California
– 2013 – “Sangam: The union of Dance & Music” at Santa Cruz Fringe Festival
– 2013 – Kathak Solo with Salar Nader – Claremont, California
– 2013 – Sita Haran with CDDC, Babson College – Boston, Massachussetts
– 2013 – Rotunda Series with CDDC – San Francisco, California
– 2013 – Dances From the Heart 2 with CDDC – San Francisco, California
– 2013 – Move To the Now with Rachna Nivas – San Francisco, California
– 2013 –  Montalvo Arts Center with CDDC – Saratoga, California
– 2013 – 20th Annual World Rhythm Festival – Seattle, Washington
– 2013 – ‘Sita Haran’ at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts – Scottsdale, Arizona
– 2013 – Stanford University, Stanford Multidisciplinary Multimedia Meeting of Arts, Science, and Humanities – Palo Alto, California
– 2012 – University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecture-Demonstration
– 2012 – Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) Diwali Celebration with CDDC
– 2012 – CDDC Open House Performance – San Francisco, California
– 2012 – BayBasi Durga Puja with CDDC – San Mateo, California
– 2012 – Arts Spark, Montalvo Arts Center with CDDC – Saratoga, California
– 2012 – San Francisco State University, Lecture-Demonstration
– 2012 – Cal Performances with CDDC, UC Berkeley
– 2012 – Sanskriti Music & Dance Festival with CDDC – Pleasanton, CA
– 2012 – JCK International Jewelry Convention @ Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, Nevada
– 2012 – DanceUSA Conference – San Francisco, California
– 2011 – Chhandam’s Ramayana- Hayward, California
– 2011 – Kidspace Children’s Museum – Pasadena, California
– 2011 – Lecture Demonstration, UC Santa Cruz
– 2010 – Traditions Engaged: Classical Dance Festival – Los Angeles, California
– 2010 – Traditions Engaged: Classical Dance Festival – San Francisco, California
– 2010 – Chhandam Nritya Bharati Show – Kolkata, India
– 2010 – Bridges, featuring ‘Kathak Yoga’ @ NCPA – Mumbai, India
– 2010 – Bridges, featuring ‘Kathak Yoga’ @ Town Hall – Kolkata, India
– 2010 – India Jazz Suites with CDDC – Ogden, Utah
– 2010 – Pandit Chitresh Das residency with CDDC, Kohler Arts Center – Kohler, Wisconsin
– 2010 – Vibha Vibe with CDDC – Los Angeles, California
– 2010 – Sita Haran’ with CDDC, Birla Sabhagar – Kolkata, India
– 2010 – ‘Shabd’ with CDDC, National Centre for Performing Arts – Mumbai, India
– 2010 – ‘Shabd’ with CDDC, Shaniwar Wada Festival – Pune, India
– 2010 – ‘Shabd’ with CDDC, Bangalore Club – Bangalore, India, Jan 2010
– 2010 – ‘Kathak Yoga’ Kathak Kendra – Delhi, India
– 2009 – with CDDC and Pandit Chitresh Das – Seattle, Washington
– 2009 – International Kathak Festival with CDDC – Chicago, Illinois
– 2009 – Tale of a Kathaka – Palo Alto, California
– 2009 – Sita Haran with CDDC – San Francisco, California