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Occurs on Saturday February 11 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Trail Arts Council's TECK Family Series 2022-23 presents

Body Positive Bollywood with Karima Essa

Sunday, Feb 11, 2023 at 3 pm in The Bailey Theatre

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 across Canada.

Karima’s workshop-style dance show celebrates Bollywood dance as a fun, cultural artform infusing music, breathing and ideologies from the Middle East and South Asia. She encourages the audience to learn the basic elements, including signature neck and head movements, facial expressions and foot and hand movements, all to current Bollywood hits. Students of all shapes and sizes will leave inspired to accept and love themselves inside and out, on and off the dance floor!

Since age 4, Karima’s been gracing the stage in dance competitions, events and 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.

“She was charismatic and funny and her show had just the right amount of watch-and-learn and follow-me!” - Lakewood Elementary School

“Karima Essa was fun, high energy and had our entire community audience engaged!” - Queensborough Community Centre

​“Watching her perform inspires people from toddler to senior to join in, and Karima’s praise, levity and pure love keeps people dancing – and coming back for more.” - Kitsilano Community Centre Community

Learn more about Karima Essa and the show.

This is a 45-minute family show best suited to kids 4-11 years of age and their families. No Intermission. Reserved Seating. Individual tickets (ALL AGES) are $15, or buy a three show Family Series pass for $30. To purchase a Family Series pass, return to the home page,click on the 'SERIES' link at the top of the page and select '2022-23 Family Series' from the drop down menu. Regular tickets and Series Passes can also be purchased by visiting our box offfice or by calling 250-368-9669.

Also in the Teck Family Series:

Candy Bones Theatre: Ideas Bobert on Sunday, November 20, 2022- From award winning creator Candice Roberts, a heart fluttering physical comedy with a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, dance and live music. The world of Ideas Bobert is hilarious, absurd and rich with magic and creativity, like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, Ideas Bobert.

Alex Zerbe: The Zaniac on Sunday March 5, 2023 - When was the last time you laughed as hard as your kids? Alex Zerbe beatboxes, juggles, dances, sings, and performs magic, as he zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. A self-described “human cartoon,” his show is super entertaining for the kids, for teens and adults.

The Teck Family Series is sponsored by Teck Trail Operations. With funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Touring Council and South Kootenay Tourism. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

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