melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog The Royal Ballet’s 2016 production of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece is an immensely enjoyable spectacle. It did, however, leave me a little conflicted. On the one hand, “Frankenstein” is, first and foremost, great theatre: […]Read more "Frankenstein"
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog Late last year, Nikolai Tsiskaridze started writing a column for a Georgian news website. If I’m honest, Nikolai isn’t much of a writer, but he gets full points for the effort and for trying […]Read more "Tsiskaridze on Chabukiani"
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog “In ballet, everything depends on you alone: on your wits, your capacity for hard work, and your physical qualities. My relation to Matilda Kshesinskaya is of no help to me in this regard. I […]Read more "Voci dell’Opera: Eleonora Sevenard"
Lawrence Lambert was an international trainee at Vaganova Ballet Academy for four years, graduating in 2016. He is about to embark on his first season with the Yacobson Ballet Company.Read more "Q&A with Lawrence Lambert"
I never intended to review Awakening, but after seeing the play a week ago I felt that I had to write something. Here are a few words about Daniel Lammin’s adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening. Don’t expect my ramblings to have any structure, this is not a review, just some thoughts.Read more "A few words about Awakening"
I’ve started conducting Q&A with Vaganova Ballet Academy students for my ballet blog. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and I’d like to thank Alisa for agreeing to answer my questions and being my first ever interviewee!Read more "Q&A with Alisa Uzunova"
“Come away with me to the end of the world” is an invitation full of sentiment and longing, a desire to escape. The story unfolds across remote, peaceful settings, ideal for meditation, self-discovery and revelation.Read more "Come Away With Me to the End of the World"