Rhythms of Canada 2023: Workshops and Activities


Rhythms of Canada 2023: Workshops and Activities

Date: Saturday, July 1–Monday, July 3, 2023

Tap into your creativity and learn something new at one of our engaging workshops!




Papermaking Workshop
$10 | July 1–3 | 10 am–12 pm 





Explore the ancient art of papermaking in this hands-on workshop where you'll create your own unique handcrafted paper inspired by the Museum's manuscript collection in this 2-hour workshop.  

Reserve tickets for Saturday, July 1
Reserve tickets for Sunday, July 2
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Poetry Workshop 
$10 | July 1–3 | 1–3 pm



Draw inspiration from Museum's newest exhibition, Rumi, in this workshop led by poet and arts educator Laboni Islam. Take a journey through themes of love and togetherness as you write your own poetry and transform them into cards for your loved ones.


Please note, this is a multigenerational workshop, designed for adults and children, ages 8+. 

All children and youth under the age of 12 must register with an adult caregiver. 


Reserve tickets for Saturday, July 1
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Bollywood Dance Workout Workshop
FREE | July 1 | 12:45 pm
FREE | July 2 | 11:30 am



Get moving with a Bollywood workout class led by dance instructor, Anupam Nayak. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Nayak has trained more than 5000 students worldwide in India, Canada, and the United States. Nayak is the creator of BWORKZ Fitness and Co-Founder of AG Dance Fitness Inc. and is currently teaching Bollywood Workout- BWORKZ in Lifetime, Movati, and Goodlife Clubs.


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Kathak Dance Workshop
$10 | July 3 | Bollywood Semi-Classical Dance Workshop | 1–2 pm | Reserve tickets



Led by Rashmi Mishra, an award-winning Kathak dance artist, this workshop will focus on the traditional Indian dance forms of Ghoomar and a Bollywood Semi-Classical Dance.


The Ghoomar Workshop will delve into the dance form, its history, and its cultural significance. Primarily performed by veiled women in flowing dresses called Ghaghara, Ghoomar typically involves performers pirouetting while moving in and out of a wide circle. Learn the basic steps and movements of this dance style as you develop your own flair.


In the Bollywood Semi-Classical Dance Workshop, you will learn the nuances of the Indian dance form, as well as the graceful movements and expressions that bring this song to life. Mishra will lead you through the steps as you develop your skills and understanding of this beautiful art form.


These workshops are suitable for all levels.


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Family Activities


Art Carts 
July 1–3 | 10–6 pm (4 pm on July 2) | Temporary Exhibitions Gallery (FREE with admission to Rumi) | Museum Collections Gallery (FREE)

Enjoy a hands-on learning station where visitors can discover the techniques and tools of calligraphy and manuscripts.  


Collective Quilt  
FREE | July 1–3  10 am – 6 pm (4 pm on July 2) | Atrium and Ismaili Centre, Toronto  


Visitors will have the opportunity to contribute to a collective quilt mural inspired by Hangama Amiri’s textile installation in the Rumi exhibition and Water themed installation.


Arts and Crafts 
FREE | Ages 5–11 | July 1–3 | 10 am–6 pm | Atrium and Aga Khan Park 


Enjoy arts and crafts, activities, and puzzles inspired by the Museum Collection, the Rumi exhibition, and the current themed installation, Water.


Calligraphy Station 
FREE | July 1–3 | 10 am–6 pm (4 pm on July 2) | Atrium 


Watch your name transform into a beautiful work of art, decorated with Tazhib borders that you can colour.


Sound of Science Activity Table with the Ontario Science Centre
FREE | July 1–3 | 10 am–6 pm (4 pm on July 2) 


The Ontario Science Centre invites you to discover the Sounds of Science with a series of free activations.


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TVO Film Screenings
FREE | July 1–3 | Bellerive Room


Take a closer look at iconic works of art with TVO Arts, a thought-provoking series about renowned Canadian artists, their backstories, and their diverse perspectives as you discover why and how they create and share their love of art. Don't miss the premiere of an exclusive docuseries co-produced by TVO and the Aga Khan Museum that offers viewers an intimate glimpse into artists’ working practices, influences, and inspiration.


Arts and Crafts Presented by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
FREE | July 2 | 10 am–4 pm | Atrium 


Join the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in the Atrium for special arts and crafts activities.

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