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Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST

× Adult: $15 12 Years & Under: $5

This show is part of THE CAPITOL'S FAMILY SERIES.

Body Positive Bollywood Dance Show with Karima Essa

Since age 4, Karima’s been gracing the stage in dance competitions, events and most recently on OMNI TV’s Bollywood Star reality show. When she hit puberty at 11, her body unwittingly became a blank canvas in which people could “paint” their admiration and adoration or their judgement and criticism. She grew up thinking she needed to be a “size zero” fuelled by the vanity of the Bollywood industry. However, she has finally grown to love her new, beautiful body. Karima’s Bollywood workshop-style dance show infuses music, breathing and ideologies from ancient scholars from the Middle East and South Asia.  Students of all shapes and sizes will leave inspired to accept and love themselves inside and out, on and off the dance floor!

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.

 Since first showcasing her Bollywood Star School show in 2018, she has performed this show in 150+ schools across BC. Karima’s new focus is on celebrating that all bodies can dance by sharing the body positivity movement through Bollywood Dance. Karima is also completing her Education Assistance certification and is interested in exploring how dance can help improve socio-emotional skills in children who have autism.

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COVID Protocols: Show dates, times, and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders. At this time, masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required. Ticket-holders will be informed by email of any changes to these health and safety measures.

Venue

The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

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