Dancing across the universe

Brain Body Connection with Veils of Bollywood

Monday, May 1, 2023 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Explore Indian dance through Bollywood cinema with Rameez Karim

This event is free of charge but registration is required. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/free-flow-dance-theatre-inc/events/brain-body-connection-veils-of-bollywood/

This workshop is open-level and welcomes participants from all life experiences and capacities. The workshop is adaptable, variations for exercises will be given throughout the experience. Accessibility is a key value for Veils of Bollywood.


Dive into the magical world of Bollywood with Rameez Karim and Veils of Bollywood! This mystical dance form exercises coordination, expression, stamina and fun. From its roots stemming from Indian classical dances (bharatanatyam and kathak) to different provincial, folk dances from around India, Bollywood is one of the few dance forms that is constantly evolving & drawing new inspirations from movement influencers within the industry. This class will allow you to explore the basic elements of Bollywood dance including body isolations, hand gestures (mudras), flow, footwork and theatrics. With over 20 years of experience from different influential industry and non-industry choreographers, Rameez Karim has developed his own interpretation of Bollywood dance that ranges from more traditional filmi to spectacular fusion numbers. His compositions constantly challenge different movements, their qualities and execution. Let’s go to the colourful land of India!

May 1, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm