Taniel and I

Taniel and I

Reading Varoujan has always been a physical sensation for me – dizzying, dazzling, taking your breath away. His words, his perfect lines, his poems, condensed with emotion have always affected me since I was 12 and had to learn his ‘Ripened Field’ by heart for a...
Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

When I first heard about “Taniel”, I wanted to be a part of the production. Taniel Varoujan is one of my favourite poets and he still has an important place in Armenian culture. When you get his art and the way he uses his pen to create a surreal world,...
…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage!

…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage!

Varoujan is famous for his patriotic poetry, dedicated to his homeland and people, his songs of Armenian mountains and the villagers. His love poems, very romantic, sensual and erotic – are not as widely known, and “…Ո՛վ Լալագե” (…You, Lalage!) is one of them, and one...