Flamenco: Poetry of the Arms

By |2021-09-11T07:31:04+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Dance|

Flamenco Flamenco, refers to a variety of Spanish musical styles developed as early as the 19th century. In November 2010, UNESCO declared it as one of the ‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’. It has become extremely popular all over the world, especially in the United States and what we see today is a fusion form and the American take of the same. Flamenco is often accompanied by a guitar, a palo seco (dry stick) and a dancer performing a series of choreographed dance steps and improvised styles. The dancer is the protagonist of the singer’s narrative and its interpreter. Flamenco dancing is a very [...]


By |2020-02-11T11:26:08+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Dance|

Music and Style Garba is a dance form originated in Gujarat, also known as ‘Garbha Deep’, which means ‘womb’ and ‘earthen lamps’. It is a joyful style of dance, based on a circular pattern and characterized by a sweeping action from side to side. Garba performances often include singing and musical accompaniment provided by Dhol, Dholak, hand claaping and assorted idiophones, such as cymbals.  History and Essence  Garba dance celebrates fertility, honour woman hood and pay respect to an array of mother goddesses. It was traditionally performed around Garbha Deep, representing life just as fetus in the mother’s womb. The dance form worships the divinity and power of [...]

Activating Body Harmony – a new way to heal!

By |2020-01-29T07:19:45+00:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Activating Body Harmony, Creative, Dance|

Studio Antara, Jalandhar’s #1 dance and creative art studio is one of the most loved and much sought after by dance and art lovers in the city. The Founding Director - Nidhi Mittal, has been recently making news with her all new study and research in the area of healing the mind, body and emotions by working on energy centres called chakras, yoga, movement and dance. She has been training directly under Sidra Jafri the founder of School of Awakening, a global online school of consciousness. Since the last year Nidhi has co facilitated the signature program called Activating Body Harmony alongside Sidra Jafri at her international spiritual [...]


By |2017-05-19T12:43:52+00:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Dance|

Everyone has a dream and as we grow up we learn to give up on them and are told that to dream is a waste of time. But I recently encountered a bunch of crazy dreamers who yearn to express themselves through dance and other creative forms. It was an incredible coming together of dreams as Studio Antara celebrated its annual day on 25th December 2016, in Lovely Professional University. It was a showcase event to display the talent of the students and how they hone their dancing and creative skills at Antara through the year. We witnessed the dancing souls march in the direction of presenting a world class [...]

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