The astonishing, heartbreaking beauty of Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro

“Imagine a song….that gives voice to people’s anger….The anger precedes the song…but the song precedes the people…The voice must be sung into existence, so the song precedes speech, clears the … Read More

Die Fel Omstrede Kroon van Edward II en Gaveston: A haunting rendition

Horror in real life often translates to tragedy on stage, yet tragedy, fundamentally, is about the inevitable rather than the tragic itself. Guiding audiences through a gripping odyssey of love, … Read More

Wole Soyinka’s new novel is an exuberant takedown of a corrupt state

It is a mighty tome from the great Nigerian writer. Chronicles From The Land Of The Happiest People On Earth is a mire of poetic prose. It is possible to sink in … Read More

Everyone Dies: No gauche debutante

​Not thinking about death – our own and that of the people we love – is probably a mechanism of the mind that prevents us from being paralysed by its … Read More

Cantos of a Life in Exile: Simplicity of the soul’s song

Simplicity can be deceptive. Zero, for instance, seemingly containing the simplicity of nothing, contains infinity, as does one, which can be replaced by ‘a’, as in: a universe. So it … Read More