I thought I’d dedicate this month’s column to the same theme as the cover story and give you a few ideas for some summer coolers and cocktails that can be easily made at home and drank outside on your balcony. All the ingredients have been carefully considered for inhabitants of this city and therefore should be easy to obtain.
Vertical Road is the most extended and yet the most concentrated dance piece Akram Khan has made in a long time, and much of it represents a compelling return to form. The choreography gathers the eight dancers into churning vortices of movement, accentuated by pale lights and shadows. The dance is beautiful and harrowing, and, for the first half, draws us into a strange, potent world of memory and self-discovery.
Before I drop the bomb, though, here’s the disclaimer: I am by no means saying that this is the “best” place in town, although I quite willingly accept responsibility for telling you that it’s currently one of the greatest culinary experiences you could treat yourself to in our fair city.
As this issue attests, we here at MORE occasionally descend from our posh downtown offices to explore our fair city’s natural wonders. We suggest you do the same. To that end, we have assembled a list of some of Hangzhou’s better hikes and outdoor experiences.