Listen to Spirit Birth – a track from Irina’s new CD Would that I Could
Irina recently performed her one woman show – Dancing with Dark Goddesses – in New York at Manhattan Theatre Source. These performances showcased her unique poetry in a spellbinding combination of dance, spoken word and singing as she took the audience on a journey of discovery.
Irina’s creative spirit was also on show in New York in 2011 with her pastel drawings being exhibited as part of Jazz, Zen and Graduation (May 2011, JMC Art Gallery), during the Hells Kitchen Artists Studio Tours (June 2011), at Manhattan Theatre Source (Nov 2011), and as part of Color Talk, the second annual exhibition of the International Women Artists’ Salon (Nov-Dec 2011).
Irina’s first CD, Would That I Could, is getting global airplay being heard on radio stations inNew York,Italy and Germany.
Irina is currently working on a number of new projects which will be released later this year.
An upcoming as-yet untitled CD contains powerful new songs of love, loss and the challenges of living in the world today. Listen to some of the new tracks on the music page.
Recent Release: Would that I Could
Check out the video & audio below to listen to some of the tracks from the CD and watch Irina’s performance.
Listen to Would Words Could Dance - a sample track from Irina’s new CD Would that I Could
Speaking from Inner Roses
I’ll speak now from inside the rose
And fold words into silence
My self I’ll offer to my self
And fill your volumes with a single glance.
Read more of Irina’s poety here
Recent Release: Dancing With Dark Goddesses
“Dancing with Dark Goddesses” is a poetry collection both spiritual and sexual, earthy and refined – a woman’s voice speaking to women and to the feminine in both women and men. From the rawness of pain, social oppression and betrayal the book charts a journey through to a resurgent strength, transcendence and love. The poems speak of an openness to life, a surrender to the workings of love and a trust in the dark Goddesses and their ways of leading us through the dance.
Quick Facts about Irina
To find out more about Irina & her work, view her biography
- Irina is of White Russian heritage
- reviews the ballet for Dance Australia
- has a doctorate from Oxford in Modern Languages and Literature
- speaks four languages
- is a prize winning pianist
- if she looks familiar it is because she was featured in the hugely successful NAB campaign during the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne featuring discus thrower Scott Martin and Irina as the dance teacher. And yes, Irina is a dancer in real life, just as Scott was a discus thrower who won gold.
Visit some of Irina’s online friends
Here is a collection of other websites Irina recommends:
Jay Ramsay – poet, psychotherapist & healer
Awen Publications – publisher of some of Irina’s books
Poetry Chaikhana - a sacred poetry website which includes some of Irina’s work
The Esoteric Quarterly