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13 October

Although Japan is most famous, it’s not the only country in East Asia with natural hot springs. Taiwan has its fair share of hot springs, too, with a large concentration of hot springs facilities in Beitou, a northern region of Taipei. Beitou hot spring hotels allow visitors to soak in private tubs of hot mineral […]

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06 October

Following the September run of Akram Khan’s Giselle on the English National Ballet, Dada Masilo brings her own version of the classic ballet to Sadler’s Wells in London. Her captivating 70-minute dance sets Giselle in a South African village and will spend nearly a month touring the UK – thanks to the Dance Consortium. The […]

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02 October

Director and choreographer Omari Carter founded The Motion Dance Collective (The MDC), a screendance production company, in 2011. Carter’s award-winning company creates innovative, thought-provoking narratives and has shown work at more than 40 film festivals in the UK and abroad. In addition to producing screendance pieces, The MDC also focuses on educating artists about capturing […]

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01 October

London is home to a large and varied dance scene. You can find all sorts of dance shows, dance lessons – and even dance auditions, if you know where to look. For more than a decade, LondonDance.com provided a useful online forum for the London dance community. Unfortunately, the website has ceased to update on […]

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22 September

Are you hemming and hawing over flight purchases, looking for the very best value? I know how you feel. I also carefully consider business class vs. economy class – particularly for long-haul journeys. Previously, I consistently booked economy because I had never been spoiled by business class. Now, with both experiences under my belt, I […]

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21 September

The Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza aims to bring a celebratory atmosphere to the theatre with a vibrant music and dance show. Unfortunately, you can’t expect balmy and breezy weather like you’d find in the tropics, but the performance brings a bit of sunshine to the stage (which makes sense with Sonny Blacks as the producer… Get […]

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19 September

Three very different dance performances of Giselle are showing in London this autumn. Akram Khan’s modern interpretation, infused with Indian dance, is followed by Dada Masilo’s contemporary choreography with a dose of traditional Tswana dance from Africa – and a classical performance by the Birmingham Royal Ballet. The first to London, Akram Khan’s Giselle, catapults […]

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17 September

London is a fantastic city, made more exciting by its willingness to embrace and promote a variety of cultural arts. Distance-wise, London sits more than 4,000 miles away from the sunny, double island nation of Trinidad and Tobago; but the city will soon get to experience Sonny Blacks’ stage production of Carnival, titled Caribbean Carnival […]

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16 September

After a very belated and very exhausting honeymoon, J and I boarded an EVA Air flight from Taipei to Hong Kong, where we would connect for our last leg to London. I buckled in, but my eyelids were heavy, and I was just about to drift into dreamland when J gave me a stern poke, […]

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14 September

Most heat-seeking spa lovers have tried Finnish saunas and Turkish hammams; but many have not been to a Russian banya. Although not as widespread as other spa facilities, you don’t necessarily need to travel to Russia for this unique experience. Banya No. 1 is a Russian spa in London that attracts A-listers and received top […]

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11 September

When Bettina Mahoney prepared to move to New York City in the spring of 2019, she planned to host a big dance intensive. From August 5 to 9 2019, The Artistic Director of Fortitude Dance Project  brought her vision to life: an unforgettable week that empowered women through dance. They became a community that consistently […]

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10 September

The winners of this year’s Genée competition were crowned in Toronto, Canada on 29 August. The week-long 2019 ballet competition was held the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, drawing young talented dancers from around the globe. In the finals, Darrion Sellman (age 15, USA) and Mia Zanardo (age 15, Australia) were awarded gold […]

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