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.