Antara Nritya Niketan
Performing arts in India has always encapsulated, both in structure and content, the philosophical aspirations of the Indian mind.
Bharatanatyam, arguably the oldest and the most traditional classical dance style appears as a subtle synthesis of philosophy, sculpture, music and literature. It gathers all these strands and sets them in motion before the eye. To speak about Bharatanatyam is to enter into a philosophical discourse on ethics, aesthetics and social reality - all at once.
The themes of dance and drama are stories which are often extracts from mythologies, legends and Vedic scriptures. Bharatanatyam, one of the more popular dance forms, is at once a sensual and divine expression.
Deeply impressed and profoundly inspired by the words of encouragement from the living legend, Dr. M. Balamurlikrishna, Guru Anuradha Jog embarked upon a new and unique aspect of Bharatanatyam – Choreography (the art of making dances). She was tremendously helped in this by her natural gifts of abundant energy and an ability to relate to creations. Of course, Dr. M. Balamurlikrishna’s rich music has been the eternal source of inspiration in her choreographic creations and productions.
Anuradhaji established Antara Nritya Niketan in 1987. Today Antara is a premiere dance school in Pune. The institute is one of its kinds, rendering quality teaching and propagating cultural development in the younger generation of the society. Students of all age groups have been learning the art of Bharatanatyam at the institute since last 25 years.
Antara is very keen on the study of various aspects of this noble dance form & aims at propagating it in its pure form and pristine beauty.