Dancer Karima Essa of New Westminster teaches traditional Bollywood dance moves to a group of children at the Sardis Library on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Bollywood dancer brings moves to Chilliwack libraries

Dancer Karima Essa will be at the Yarrow Library and the Chilliwack Library next week

Three-time Canadian National Dance champion Karima Essa of New Westminster was at the Sardis Library on Tuesday teaching traditional Bollywood dance moves to a group of children.

During her interactive and high-energy show children learned about the origins of Bollywood dance along with some traditional and popular dance moves and key words in Hindi from Bollywood cinema.

She showcases how you can express different emotions, such as happiness and sadness, through the key elements of Bollywood dance involving intricate hand movements (mudras), neck and head movements, facial expressions and foot movements.

If you missed her performance at the Sardis Library, you can catch her next week. Essa will be at the Yarrow Library on Aug. 8 and the Chilliwack Library on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. both days.


 

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Dancer Karima Essa will be at the Yarrow Library on Aug. 8 and the Chilliwack Library on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. both days. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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