Just as sharing dance builds community, food is the fuel that binds us all together...and the Chinese create food that makes us fall in love with our experience even more. Food is shared communally, prepared in ways that chopsticks become the perfect tool for reaching across and stealing something away. Flavors are so distinctive, [...]
Aleyna Wilkie writes: For me, China has been a blast so far. Every day has been a jumble of excitement, and there are so many things I could write about. But, out of all those experiences, I've decided to tell about my time on a scooter. The day before this happened, I had ridden on [...]
North gate to Dali Old Town, built in the 14th century Vegetable market with meat market behind in Dali Old Town Making taffy in Dali Old Town Wow, so much has happened and we are taking in sights, smells, sounds, feelings we probably had no idea existed before! Breakfast [...]
Our fabulous group of 14 dancers and musicians arrived in Beijing, China, on May 10 after a grueling 22 hours of travel, then we stayed in a nice Western-style hotel overnight before making the final leg of the journey by air to Dali City in Yunnan Province. There we were met by a smiling and [...]
We have been working hard on our dances and will be sharing them with people in Dali, Xizhou, and Kunming for 2 weeks through a US State Department grant!