Most recently (July 2013) Irina performed songs from Roads Travelled at the Seed Festival in the Cotswolds (UK) and her one woman poetry and dance show, Dancing with Dark Goddesses (premiered at Manhattan Theatre Source in New York) in Saarlouis (Germany). Translations of her poems into German were done for the show by German poet and academic Markus Waldura.
Dancing with Dark Goddesses, a spellbinding combination of dance, spoken word and singing which journeys through faces of the Feminine, will be showcased in New York at the Producer’s Club on October 2nd, 3rd and 5th (2013).
In February 2013 Irina, together with local poet, academic and finless board surfer Kim Satchell gave a poetry reading at Saltwater overlooking Emerald Beach (NSW), at which she also performed songs from her new CD, Roads Travelled.
Irina’s pastel drawings have been exhibited in New York as part of Jazz, Zen and Graduation (JMC Gallery), Color Talk, the second annual exhibition of the International Women Artists’ Salon, during the Hells Kitchen Artists Studio tours and at Manhattan Theatre Source.
Irina’s poetry and her review of the fascinating book, The Russian Cosmists, were recently published in the Esoteric Quarterly.
Irina’s first CD, Would That I Could, is getting global airplay being heard on radio stations in New York, Italy and Germany.
Upcoming Performance: Lyceum Club, Melbourne
Irina will be appearing with pianist Amir Farid in a French and Russian classical song recital at the Lyceum Club in Melbourne on August 20. The programme will include Debussy’s “Ariettes oubliées” and songs by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Recent Release: Roads Travelled
Irina (aka Irinushka) follows her first CD, Would That I Could, with Roads Travelled. In this new release she brings elements of New Age and Celtic folk to her own unique settings of her poems.
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