Tag: Joshua Mensch

Friday, February 10, 2012: Time Out

Take Time Out to Catch Up on the News We’re pausing from our usual format just for today to share some positive, Opus Osm news: New! Archive! Look at the black bar at the top of every Opus Osm page – you’ll see the Archive tab. Click to find every article we’ve ever published, right from our very first issue of September 2010. Improved! Calendar! We’ve always had an Events…

Thursday, February 9, 2012: Love’s Many Strange Ways

Love’s Many Strange Ways Undoubtedly, unrequited love has inspired a lot of good — and bad — art. The Russian version, Alexander Pushkin’s story about the sufferings of Tatyana and Onegin, is among the former, and has become a classic. Pushkin spent eight years writing Oněgin in 5,486 lines of verse, in which first the Russian dandy Onegin turns down the naive Tatyana, and a few years later is denied…

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011:Time Travel

Time Travel “When watching a ballet, bear in mind the period in which it was created,” admonishes dance teacher and ballet journalist Jana Hošková. “In Russian ballet, every step has a meaning.” Mrs Hošková was part of a panel discussion at the Světozor Cinema Nov 20, following the Aero “Ballet in the Cinema” transmission of the Bolshoi Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty, live from Moscow. Her comment was a reminder…

Friday, November 11, 2011:Sages of the Stage

Sages of the Stage In popular music, it’s often said that a band who has reached a certain “expiry date” should retire from the stage. Pop music has little patience for the experience and wisdom of age, preferring instead the rebellion and idealism of youth. But here were three silver-to-white-haired musicians, the Guarneri Trio Prague, performing as part of the Prague Symphony Orchestra chamber music series at St. Simon and…