WE'RE BACK CALGARY!Join Rameez Karim, Artistic Director, for an evening filled with the rhythms and dance from Punjab. Bhangra is a folk dance originating from Northern India. Bhangra's influence can clearly be seen not only in India but also in the UK, Canada and the United States. Although bhangra has evolved as a dance and music genre, the core still remains a strong source of cultural identity. Bollywood Blast is Canada’s premiere & professional Indian-Bollywood dance & entertainment company specializing in delivering Indian art and culture to the public for various events/occasions. Headquartered in Montreal, members of the company have worked in Jamaica, the USA, Mexico, St Maarten, the UAE and India. Bollywood Blast aims to- entertain audiences- promote well-being- preserve & share the beauty and evolution of ancient Indian traditions and culture with everyone!Artistic Director Rameez Karim is professionally trained in various dance styles including Indian folk/filmi/fusion, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and Afro-Caribbean. He has learned from renowned Bollywood choreographers Saroj Khan and Baba Yadav. Rameez has worked for/with artists such as Mia Martina, The Bilz & Kashif, Priyanka Chopra, and Jassi Sidhu. He has also choreographed and performed for major Montreal festivals including Taste of the Caribbean and Montreal Pride as well as internationally in Dubai, Mexico and New York City.Bollywood Blast has appeared on 'Vous les vous Danser' with Genevieve Guerard (ARTV/TVA), CBC's 'Match des Etoiles' as well as various mainstream medias. Major performances include the Bollywood Music Awards at Trump Taj (Atlantic City, USA), Fierté Montreal Pride, Indipop sensations celebrity concerts, Festival Access Asie, Montreal Fashion Week, Toronto's 'Masala! Mehndi! Masti!', ImaginAsian (Calgary, AB), Festival Traditions de Monde (Sherbrooke, QC), Miss Global International Pageant (Jamaica), Montreal Grand Burlesque Show & Festival and Festival Mode&Design.Clients include Pfizer, Familiaprix, Air France,United Nations, and Smirnoff. Events include Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life, Canada Day Celebrations at Old Montreal, Festival Just for Laughs, and Canada Media Marketplace hosted by Ontario Tourism/International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) to name a few.In November of 2015, Bollywood Blast surprised Bollywood/Quantico star Priyanka Chopra with an impromptu Diwali celebration on the set for Quantico in Montreal.Even Canadian PM Justin Trudeau joined in the Bollywood Bhangra fun dancing with Bollywood Blast during India Day celebrations seen globally in a Youtube video gone viral worldwide after his election as Prime Minister of Canada.Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre375 Bermuda Drive NWMonday, January 31, 20176 – 7:30 pm$25We'd like to remind you:- ALL participants will be required to sign a waiver before the workshop.- Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, cultural attire to the workshop. Unless stated by the instructor, hair must be tied and away from the face. Jeans and outdoor shoes are not allowed.- This is a SAFE SPACE! What do we mean by this? There is no judgment and everyone is to be treated with respect. Any physical or verbal disrespect towards the instructor or other dancers will not be tolerated. Everyone is attending to learn and we must remember to foster a positive learning environment.- Spectators and parents are not allowed in the studio during the workshop. This is to allow dancers to fully concentrate and learn while they are in class.- There will be a video and photo session at the end of the class. Taking footage during class is not allowed. All appropriate credits must be given if any media is posted to social networks.Are you ready? We are. Let's dance!#bollywoodblast #winterdanceintensive #WDI #yyc #yycdance #bhangra#workshop #calgary #canada* Please note that no refunds will be issued.
January 31, 2017
Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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