Join MoW! On the Move, a contemporary/Bollywood community dance project for you!
Since 2016, a unique contemporary/Bollywood community dance project has passed through Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Longueuil! MoW! On the Move is ready to give an exciting dance experience to hundreds of non-professional dancers wherever you are, no dance experience necessary!
Prepare yourselves for biweekly rehearsals for a few months (1-4 months recommended), ending in a 25-minute presentation, or shorter, depending on your needs or experience.
See an interview with CBC Arts and the Older & Reckless community project.
Contact us for more information and booking.
For past performances, click below!
AUGUST 18, AGA KHAN PARK, TORONTO
AUGUST 19, GARDEN SQUARE, BRAMPTON
OCTOBER 12, 6.30PM-9PM BOLLYWOOD NIGHT: WORKSHOP + MOW! EXCERPTS AND DJ XL5’S ZAPPIN’ PARTY, LUMIFEST, LONGUEUIL
NOVEMBER 9, 8PM MOW! ON THE MOVE EXCERPTS, OLDER & RECKLESS, TORONTO
NOVEMBER 10, 2PM AND 8PM MOW! ON THE MOVE EXCERPTS, OLDER & RECKLESS, TORONTO
JULY 8, 7PM – PLACE DE LA GARE-JEAN-TALON, MONTREAL
JULY 8-9, 2PM – OTTAW(OLLY)WOOD, OTTAWA
JULY 12, 8PM – PARC LA FONTAINE, MONTREAL
JULY 19, 5.30PM – PRINCE-ARTHUR ST / SAINT-DOMINIQUE ST, MONTREAL
AUGUST 5, 3.15PM – NOVA STELLA – L’ART D’ÊTRE DIFFÉRENTS ENSEMBLE, PLACE DES FESTIVALS, MONTREAL
JULY 1 – GREENFIELD PARK, LONGUEUIL
JULY 2 – PLACE CHARLES-LE MOYNE, LONGUEUIL
OCTOBER 22 – ESPACE CULTUREL GEORGES-ÉMILE-LAPALME, PLACE DES ARTS, MONTREAL
FAQ about MoW! on the Move
MoW! is the acronym for Montre(Olly)Wood, for Bollywood dance in Montreal! We also named it OttaWoW, for our project in Ottawa and since then, many communities joined the ride! The 25 min. community choreographic project combines contemporary dance and Bollywood, which is performed by a large group of up to 150 dancers. They rehearse and create their own movements a few months together, accompanied by professional dancers also.
The choreography was originally co-created in 2016 by multi-award winners, contemporary choreographer Roger Sinha and Bollywood choreographer Deepali Lindblom.
Is it for all ages?
12 years old and up (12-15 must be accompanied by the parent).
Do I need to know how to dance?
No dance experience necessary, this contemporary/Bollywood community dance project is geared toward non-professional dancers of all generations and cultures. You just have to be enthusiastic, reasonably fit and committed to the project. You will be assisted by a wonderful team of professionals who will be part of the teaching team and who will join you in the final performances.
Dancers with experience are also very welcome to join our group!
Note this project is volunteer based.
Can I miss rehearsals?
Yes, occasionally but you must be able to catch up and continue learning the choreography. You may also practice at home with videos.
Testimonials from past MoW! participants
“I had a wonderful experience with this group. Seeing us growing together, I felt in my place. MoW! and Roger’s team trusted me, they were able to integrate me, despite my imperfections. I made new friends in MoW!. It gave me wings.”
-Claude, 71 years old
“MoW was more than simply a choreography, it’s a lifestyle full of joy, happiness and mostly friendships. Roger, it was an honor dancing by your side and I testify without a doubt that you touched every one of us directly to our hearts with your passion, humour and love for the Bollywood style. Bollywood Love Stories always end well… Bravo!!!”
-Vanessa, 29 years old
“As a newcomer in Canada, this was an opportunity that allowed me to meet people and to make new friends. Also, Mow! let me be a part of a group and feel integrated and less lonely in an environment where the people are very nice but often closed on themselves. Mow! is a good example of openness that we have to maintain, develop and sustain.”
-Malika, 55 years old
Partners over the years
Our parters include cities, community organizations, dance festivals, government funding, Canada 150 and Montreal’s 375th and more!
Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre Toronto, Garden Square Brampton, Older & Reckless, Canada Dance Festival (CanDanse), PEYO, Loisirs du Parc, Maison de la culture de Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension (Hors les murs), Cities of Longueuil, Terrebonne and Sainte-Julie
About the company
Sinha Danse is a professional contemporary dance company based in Montreal founded in 1991 by Roger Sinha. The company’s mandate is to create, produce, present and promote contemporary choreographic projects inspired by the Indian cultural heritage of its founder. Sinha Danse has presented works across Quebec and in three continents in front of thousands of spectators and Roger Sinha is a regular guest teacher at many of Canada’s professional dance training institutions. In 2016 he was awarded at the Prix de la danse de Montréal and in 2018 the Charles-Biddle award. Learn more