Oh, Noh! The Drama at the Heart of Japan’s Classical Culture

November 16, 2017 - Sin comentarios

posztos For those with an interest in traditional local culture, a visit to Japan should definitely include a performance of Noh – the highly stylised, heavily codified dramas performed in mediaeval Japanese that’s among the world’s oldest ext...Leer más

The Nightlife of Buenos Aires, Both Traditional & Cutting-Edge

November 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Sviluppo There's certainly no shortage of world cities that know how to let their hair down after the sun goes down and enjoy the night away. Not always hard partying, of course - it can be animated chats in lively, sometimes historic cafés; hangin...Leer más

In the Footsteps of Chile’s Great Poet Pablo Neruda

October 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Bilbioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile If Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (above with 1960s president Salvador Allende) were alive today - well, he'd be 113, but anyway he'd also be plenty bemused by the fact that so many visitors journ...Leer más

Tai Chi & Qigong: Traditional Chinese Disciplines With Worldwide Appeal

October 18, 2017 - Sin comentarios

ChicchoDodiFC Almost no matter which Chinese city you visit - Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Guilin (below) - you'll spot people individually or in groups, in parks, on esplanades, and other public places, performing the slow, fluid, el...Leer más

The Spectacular New Botín Art Centre of Santander, Spain

September 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Enrico Cano   Much awaited these past five years, the city that’s an undersung gem of green north Spain welcomed the opening this summer (attended by Spain's king and queen) of a wonderful new art centre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning...Leer más

Distinguished Museums Also Celebrate LGBTQ Pride

June 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Chainless Photography This week Madrid is awash in rainbow colours and welcoming gay folks from all over the planet as it pulls out the stops for World Pride with parties (of course), concerts, and other cultural happenings of all types. Museums g...Leer más

Barcelona’s Iconic Montjuïc Hill Celebrated in Poster Exhibition

May 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ajuntament de Barcelona The "mountain" known as Montjuïc (at a maximum 185 metres/606 feet high, really more like a broad, shallow, and admittedly very big hill) in Barcelona's southwest looms large over the city not just physically but ...Leer más

Chinese Opera: Compelling, Fascinating, But an Acquired Taste

March 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Hung Chung Chih When I first witnessed a performance of Peking opera (the best-known form of Chinese opera, with Peking by the way being the traditional English spelling of Beijing) years ago in Beijing’s ornate, early-19th-century Hugua...Leer más

The Creative Contemporary Side of Athens

March 23, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Greece's capital is like a box of assorted biscuits. It's exciting to take the lid off, and you can spend hours and days rummaging through the attractive variety of reasons for devouring them down to the last crumb. Like the Parthenon, some are ...Leer más

Pantsula, the Cool Dance of South Africa’s Urban Youth

March 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Literally, pantsula translates from Zulu as "to walk like a duck". It's an energetic, syncopated urban dance that originated in Johannesburg townships during a traumatic period of apartheid in the 1950s, and is today seeing a resurgence among the...Leer más

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