Louise Levene

A Manon to remember

Plus: a strongly danced Manon at the Royal Ballet – but if you're looking to read something hashtaggy about MacMillan ballets abusing women, you won't find it here

The Shaolin monks are no strangers to the stage. Their home in Dengfeng is a major stop on the Chinese tourist trail and their lives of quiet contemplation (and shouty martial arts practice) are regularly punctuated by spells on the international circuit with Kung Fu extravaganzas like Wheel of Life and Shaolin Warriors.

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