Fragments from interview with theatrologist Jovan Ćirilov
Pure virtuosity, if it is that perfect, becomes supreme art by itself. You have dancers, especially ladies who are abstract yet so fantastic in that technical abstraction. Of course, they do not emanate those vibrations that we remember forever. But they provoke admiration…
When you overcome yourself. It is the moment when you observe yourself: your reflection which doesn't really exist, already enters you. And then the moment comes when you don't need the mirror any more. The dancer first looks at the mirror during exercises and rehearsals and then acquires the real feeling of his body so that in the end, without the mirror, all that remains is the inner awareness, the moment when you have your inner mirror.
In the Hellenic age dance was the sacred dance. As time went by, dance expanded to involve everybody. And then it became entertainment, a theatre construction. And in our age it has become the theatre's awareness about the present, the everyday, the emotions and problems of man and his surroundings, like a path leading out of it all, without offering a single solution, as a rebus put before the spectators which each one of them needs to solve in his own way. In other words, it's what Sartre and other philosophers postulated in their philosophy.
The dance, at its highest level, is the same as the biblical psalm, proverb and the Song of Songs. It is the moment when the thought stops, when it is neither the intellect only, nor knowledge, nor faith but something that transcends it all and communicates directly with the world and its essence.
The human being is born with it. And when he works on it, he achieves his karma, evolves and is ready to return to where he started from. Time does not exist. This law of everything applies equally to five minutes and five centuries. On that road nothing is forbidden as long as one feels the need to go. There is neither right nor wrong but there is the question how to resolve their non-existence instead, that which is beyond right and wrong, because it is impossible to live without that solution. Although we don't have it, it will come because every being carries it within since birth.