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Tutu with white feathers

The Swan That Will Never Die

The ballet we’ll watch today is known by two names – The Swan and The Dying Swan. The second title seems to be more expressive, and more accurate;  nevertheless, it has failed to displace the first one. There are good…

Beautiful ruins in Greece

I Remain Forever: the Seikilos Epitaph

If you have been to an old cemetery, you have seen how cruel time is. Even the headstones which were placed a hundred years ago often seem half-destroyed: sad angels without heads sit on the cracked steles, names of the…