My dream destination: Artistic director Antony Hamilton

MY ONE DREAM DESTINATION IS STILL

Santorini. The medieval architecture of the old cities on the island is jaw-droppingly beautiful in its austere simplicity. I love getting lost in the labyrinthine footpaths, filled with wiry bougainvillea and even wirier stray cats. The one and only time I've been was a family holiday with my partner and three kids in 2017. Paula studied Greek language while the kids and I ate icy poles on the black sand beaches every day.

WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER I'M DREAMING OF VISITING

Antarctica – a place that makes you feel truly insignificant in its natural scale and wonder. I'm fascinated by the sensory experience it offers: the absence of any urban hum or the presence of other humans would be a curious thing, and in my daily life these things are inescapable.

MY DREAM TRAVEL BUBBLE DESTINATION IS

Japan. I've always loved the mixed-up culture that clashes conservative tradition of the past with avant-garde and pop-culture of the contemporary. My kids are desperate to get to the Studio Ghibli Museum, so we're all keen. Bring on No-Face, Akira, Gundam, Pokemon, daily ramen and imperfectly perfect raked wabi sabi gravel gardens, please.

MY DREAM DOMESTIC DESTINATION IS

Silverton in far western NSW. I'm a total Mad Max geek and have always wanted to visit the makeshift museum there that houses a few of the cars and props from the second (and greatest) film in the saga.

MY DREAM DOMESTIC TRIP SO FAR HAS BEEN

Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. It's the most peaceful and awe-inspiring place I have ever been. There are many wonderful things to do, like learning from the local Anangu people about bush foods. My kids had the time of their life sucking honey directly from the local grevillea. Time somehow feels clearer and sharper, and you can see the full impact of the Milky Way without city lights impairing the experience.

Antony Hamilton is artistic director and co-CEO of dance company, Chunky Move, based in Melbourne. Chunky Move's Yung Lung will run June 3-5 as part of Melbourne's new RISING festival. See rising.melbourne; chunkymove.com

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