In Lebanon there were too many experiences to capture in this small post. The overwhelming flood of impressions, flavours and genuine human interactions was enough to feed my soul for a lifetime. I came to Beirut to be a part of the Bipod Festival with Loïc Perela. Bipod Festival is unique because it, in every sense of the word, connects dance professionals from the MENA region and beyond. At the festival I met the phenomenal dancer, teacher and choreographer, Hoor Malas from Damascus, Syria – one of the only choreographers left in her hometown. Beirut is also where I met a young man from Tehran, Iran and where he told me the story of how he and his colleagues are redefining the meaning of movement. These stories continue to resonate with me, long after we said goodbye.