On Sunday, September 27th from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM we have a Bollywood Performance by Karima Essa.
Karima Essa is Vancouver’s very own superstar! A three-time Canadian National Dance champion, Karima Essa is Vancouver’s very own Bollywood star. An incredibly charismatic and passionate performer, choreographer and instructor, she has used her one-of-a-kind Bollywood talent to entertain diverse audiences at festivals, theatres and in schools across Canada. In 2014, her love for Bollywood took her to the screens in Mumbai, India, as a two-time finalist on Omni TV’s reality show, Bollywood Star. With style, grace and a flair for the dramatic, she has been captivating adult and young audiences for decades.
The Bollywood dance incorporates many key facial expressions to assist in telling the story of the dance as well as neck and head movements, which are critical elements because it adds fluidity and aesthetic to the dance. Traditional Bollywood dancers are commonly seen wearing bells around their ankles and elaborate jewelry in their dance costumes. We grabbed these Bollywood facts from Dancing Meow.
Learn more about Karima here: http://www.karimaessa.com/studio/instructors/karima-essa/
Location: Waterfront South Plaza (by the Fountain, Outside of Lonsdale Quay Market)
As per Provincial Health Guidelines we are taking numerous precautions to keep both the performers and the public safe. We have multiple hand sanitizing stations and public washrooms available inside Market. There will always be signage indicating a limited capacity on the deck as well as arrows indicating entrances and exits to keep traffic one directional.
Learn more about our COVID-19 procedures: here.
Please note that this programming is weather dependent. Be sure to check our social media and website for any updates!