«Крысолов» – Ratcatcher

This ARCC performance was truly magical.  Everything contributed – the fluidity of the team: the brilliant narrator butterfly with the very live and amusing Hamlin burghers, the icily stern Russian reader, the pervasive tincture of the music – and the remarkable venue with so much atmosphere, history, sheer comfort, style and, it can’t be said … Continue reading “«Крысолов» – Ratcatcher”

Ratcatcher – Крысолов

This  performance was truly magical.  Everything contributed – the fluidity of the team: the brilliant narrator butterfly with the very live and amusing Hamlin burghers, the icily stern Russian reader, the pervasive tincture of the music – and the remarkable venue with so much atmosphere, history, sheer comfort, style and, it can’t be said too … Continue reading “Ratcatcher – Крысолов”

MARINA TSVETAEVA’S КРЫСОЛОВ – THE RATCATCHER

We are happy to announce that the performance of this heartily acclaimed piece is coming back on stage soon. With our original cast working on the material since our first run, new faces, a musical score to complement it. The book – discussed on Goodreads If you were there, you’ll want to see it again. … Continue reading “MARINA TSVETAEVA’S КРЫСОЛОВ – THE RATCATCHER”

THE RATCATCHER at Pushkin House

Marina Tsvetaeva’s narrative poem The Ratcatcher (Krysolov) is placed at the summit of Russian poetry of the 20th century. ‘No praise is high enough for the miracle that it is’ wrote Boris Pasternak. Using the bare bones of what English readers know as the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, it is a vehement satire … Continue reading “THE RATCATCHER at Pushkin House”

Summer Break! Here’s to new beginnings.

The first half of year 2016 was very successful. We invited wonderful poets from Russia and England, like Dmitry Vodennikov, Dmitrij Kuzmin, Dmitrij Vedenyapin, Maria Stepanova, Lev Rubinstein, Fiona Sampson, and Mario Petrucci for readings and conversation;