• “…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}
 

 

Past Performances

2018

– “Bhumika” with Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Toronto

– “Anokhi Ada” with Antara Asthaayi Dance –  Mountain View, CA

– San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival – with Antara Asthaayi Dance

– Ram Sampath Show, Mona Khan Company

– Sanskriti, North Bay Temple Fundraiser – with Antara Asthaayi Dance

2017

– Whirl Quantam Dance 

2016

– Santa Cruz World Arts Festival 

– Kathak for Bollywood 

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

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

– “Antara Asthaayi” – Mountain View, CA 

– “Shakti Women’s Conference” with EnActe Arts

2015

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

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

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

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

–  “Dancing Mathematics” – Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco

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

– 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

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

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

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

– Ethnic Dance Festival – with Chitresh Das Dance Company – San Francisco, CA

– Hollywood Fringe Festival – Tale of a Kathaka – Los Angeles, California
– PANCHA JATI with Chitresh Das Dance Company – San Francisco, CA
–  Yoga & Art: Kathak Yoga, Asian Art Museum – San Francisco, CA
– Maui Fringe Theater Festival – Maui, Hawaii
2013

– San Francisco State University, World Arts Class Lecture Demonstration
– ‘SHIVA’  with Chitresh Das Dance Company – San Francisco, CA
– Sanskriti Music & Dance Festival with Chitresh Das Dance Company
– “Sangam: The union of Dance & Music” at Santa Cruz Fringe Festival
– Kathak Solo with Salar Nader – Claremont, California
– Sita Haran with Chitresh Das Dance Company, Babson College
– Rotunda Series with Chitresh Das Dance Company – San Francisco, CA
– Dances From the Heart 2 with Chitresh Das Dance Company – San Francisco, CA 
– Move To the Now with Rachna Nivas – San Francisco, CA
–  Montalvo Arts Center with CDDC – Saratoga, California
– 20th Annual World Rhythm Festival – Seattle, Washington
– ‘Sita Haran’ at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts – Scottsdale, Arizona
– Stanford University, Stanford Multidisciplinary Multimedia Meeting of Arts, Science, and Humanities – Palo Alto, California
2012

– University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecture-Demonstration
– Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) Diwali Celebration with Chitresh Das Dance Company
– CDDC Open House Performance – San Francisco, CA
– BayBasi Durga Puja with CDDC – San Mateo, CA
– Arts Spark, Montalvo Arts Center with CDDC – Saratoga, CA
– San Francisco State University, Lecture-Demonstration
– Cal Performances with Chitresh Das Dance Company, UC Berkeley
– Sanskriti Music & Dance Festival with Chitresh Das Dance Company 
– JCK International Jewelry Convention @ Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas
– DanceUSA Conference – San Francisco, CA
– Chhandam’s Ramayana- Hayward, California
2011

– Kidspace Children’s Museum – Pasadena, California
– Lecture Demonstration, UC Santa Cruz
– Traditions Engaged: Classical Dance Festival – Los Angeles, California
2010

– Traditions Engaged: Classical Dance Festival – San Francisco, CA
– Chhandam Nritya Bharati Show – Kolkata, India
– Bridges, featuring ‘Kathak Yoga’ @ NCPA – Mumbai, India
– Bridges, featuring ‘Kathak Yoga’ @ Town Hall – Kolkata, India
– India Jazz Suites with Chitresh Das Dance Company – Ogden, Utah
– Pandit Chitresh Das residency w Chitresh Das Dance Company, Kohler, WI
– Vibha Vibe with Chitresh Das Dance Company – Los Angeles, CA
– Sita Haran’ with Chitresh Das Dance Company, Birla Sabhagar – Kolkata
– ‘Shabd’ with Chitresh Das Dance Company, National Centre for Performing Arts – Mumbai
– ‘Shabd’ with Chitresh Das Dance Company, Shaniwar Wada Festival – Pune
– ‘Shabd’ with Chitresh Das Dance Company, Bangalore Club – Bangalore
– ‘Kathak Yoga’ Kathak Kendra – Delhi
2009

– Pandit Chitresh Das Residency, with Chitresh Das Dance Company – Seattle, Washington
– International Kathak Festival with Chitresh Das Dance Company – Chicago
– Tale of a Kathaka – Palo Alto, California
– Sita Haran with Chitresh Das Dance Company – San Francisco, CA