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Whilst we sit in our cosy cabin in the middle of the Chilean countryside, with the rain falling outside and the fire going inside, it is a good time to reflect on our time here in Chile and generally about our trip. In a few days Kirstie will be going back to Wales and the States, and I will be moving on to Peru… It has been great to leave the big cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile to spend a few days marvelling at the...

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From 1 – 4 each day last week I had the great pleasure of sharing my work with a wonderful group of people from the Buenos Aires dance community. Martin Piliponsky and Guchi Lesgart had organized the course and they also participated in the classes. The group was incredibly receptive and responsive to the work I did with them… there were questions and reflections as we touched on many aspects of dance and life during the course of the...

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Landing in the big metropolitan city of Buenos Aires, after having spent a few weeks in the smaller towns of Merida and Antigua where the traditional life is still very apparent, was a bit of a shock. Our great host, Martin Piliponski, an Argentinian modern dance teacher picked us up at the airport and told us immediately to not take money out of the cash machine – that they were going to take care of us. What that means is that...

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Renata and I landed in Guatemala City last Saturday morning and were met by Mick Quinn, who drove us west through the packed and polluted city streets towards the distant hills and Antigua. The town of Antigua is deservedly a world heritage site, nestled in a valley surrounded by high hills and dense vegetation. Indeed the whole place is verdant to the extreme, at least it was when we saw it post rainy season. Dominating the landscape...

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We left Merida today in the quiet of the early morning, and are currently on our way to Antigua, Guatemala, by way of Mexico City and Guatemala City. Right now we are flying high above the clouds, with the distant fields and hills of Mexico spread far bellow us. This time between destinations and at great altitude offers a window of opportunity for reflection on what occurred this past week in Merida, (Monday 26th to Friday 30th...

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Now that we have settled a bit in Merida and are enjoying the warmth, sun and meetings with very generous and friendly people, we have time to reflect on the first workshop we taught on our Mexican / South American trip. This took place last weekend in Mexico City. After arriving in chilly Mexico City we delighted in the opportunity of going to Frida Kahlo’s house and acquainting ourselves with her colourful life and artistic...

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