Category: England

Dancing Dragons in London: The Art of Getting Lost

Adventures of this week and weekend included taking a short trip over to Annie Parker’s home from The Parent Trap, located in South Kensington, on the most expensive street in London, Egerton Terrace. On the way home, we stopped at Wafflemeister for some gelato and waffles, personalized with gelato flavor and toppings; these are definitely ...

Dancing Dragons in London: The Product in the Process

In our second choreography session with Rahel Vonmoos we explored various improvisational scores to expand our entry points into creating and movement vocabularies. After our morning warm-up class, we started up our creative gears by playing a game in which we had to call out someone’s name to prevent getting tagged. The game allowed us ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Ancestral Aesthetics

Still sightseeing on our second Saturday in London, after our FIE sponsored bus tour, we took a tour of the Houses of Parliament. From the stained glass to the ornately detailed walls and ceilings, every inch of each room is filled with hundreds of years of history that you can feel as you walk through ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Creation, Collaboration, Improvisation

The nine of us Dancing Drexel Dragons here at Trinity Laban are lucky enough to be able to work with three different choreographers during the three weeks of our choreographic workshops. In our first session we worked with Kate who challenged us to explore ways in which to choreograph that we might have not tried ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Views, Visual and Historic

As we settled in, we finally had the chance to see some highlight locations in London. Our first few stops were art galleries where we were required to visit for our choreography class, to help us view creating in a new way and receive a bit of creative insight. On our way to these galleries, ...

Dancing Dragons in London: A Literal Dream Come True

On the day our program (in residence at a renowned Conservatoire) started, I woke up at 6 am I thought to myself, “I never thought I’d be someone who was addicted to coffee, but then again I never thought I’d be waking up to go to a dance conservatory in London.” So, I guess stranger ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Installment I

After almost a year of waiting to leave for our dance intensive in London, we finally boarded our flight to Gatwick Airport. Arriving in London was one of the most confusing experiences of my life as I had just stepped foot in an entirely new country and had to find my own way to my ...

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Market to Market

Colorful houses along Portobello Market For my second to last day in London my friend Marissa and I explored two different markets for the very last time. The first market we went to was Portobello Market, which is one that I haven’t been to yet. The market was unique in that it was a mix ...

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Leaving London

A light display in a South Kensington boutique window It’s my final week here in London and I’ve been counting down the days for over a month now. As amazing as studying abroad has been, it’s been way too long since I’ve been home. To sum up my London experience, I want to take the ...

London Haul

I am one of the most frugal people you’ll ever meet. I tend to pick up pennies off the ground, thrift shop and order the cheapest meal on the menu. I don’t online shop unless there’s free shipping and I’m constantly searching for the best deals by looking for coupons and freebies, especially anything that ...