“One can instantly recognise in herself the beating of the real, not the bookish, life,” — once observed  poet and critic Vladimir Narbut when speaking about Marina Tsvetaeva.  And Vladislav Khodasevich, who witnessed her to be striving not for “the artistic but rather psychological certainty,” also remarked: “Her poetry tends to transform itself into a diary …”

Just like Tsvetaeva who wrote about her most personal and intimate moments in life, the creators of this poetic and musical sketch attempted to show their inward personal attitude towards the poet, when choosing material for the programme “Insomnia.” Three actresses from the London Chameleon theatre (Xameleon Theatere) – Maria Blatstein, Elena Knight and Vlada Lemeshevskaya chose their favourite poems or verses by Marina Tsvetava,  from the universally known ones to  less recognisable. The artistic director of the event Dmitry Turchaninov brought together Tsvetaeva’s works of different years, including the extracts from the cycle “Insomnia” and the “Poem of the End”.

  • Date: 20 December 2017
  • Rossotrudnichestvo 37 Kensington High Street, Fl 1st, W8 5ED London
  • Time: 19:30–20:30
  • Tickets: Free