Retro Bollywood with Radia Ali

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Event Description

This dance workshop is centered around music and movement featured in classic Indian Bollywood movies. The golden era of Bollywood cinema produced some timeless dance and artistry. The movements will be very deliberate and tell the story of the protagonist, a historical character or just human experience. The focus will be on expressions, gestures and storytelling. The instructor will provide the storyline and characters, and allow the students to go on a journey into a past era of kings, queens and star-crossed lovers. The songs will be popular and well-loved tunes from Bollywood movies of the 60’s & 70’s. The movement style is a blend of classical Indian dance such as Kathak, and also historically researched styles of the Mughal- era Indian palace dancers. Don’t worry about learning anything too difficult- this class focuses more on the gestures and expressions, so as long as you bring your energy & enthusiasm we are going to dance up a storm!

Running Time
90 minutes
Dance Styles


Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625