Join Alaa Krimed, the founder and choreographer of SIMA Dance Company, as he shares his approach on contemporary dance and gives participants the opportunity to learn excerpts from his newest work Rhyme.

Rhyme invites the awareness of Arabic heritage and culture through an artistic lens, drawing from Arabic poetry, oriental music, and contemporary dance. The piece is staged through an exchange of narration, where bodies and music are the main reflection of Arabic poetry.

Krimed will lead participants through a series of warm-up exercises, and continue on to teach movement phrases from Rhyme. Participants will learn to use the beauty of the intrinsic rhythm, rhyme, letters, and music of the poetry used in the show in their dance, leading to a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Participants will experience first-hand how the piece uses the universal language of music and movement to break any possible linguistic barriers.