After the 11th Theatre Plays in Jajce
In a special program, we watched a play with masks Somebody has Killed the Play by theatre Maska i Pokret from Sarajevo. They need to be talked about because they demand it, they provoke the full engagement of their audience that cannot be silenced, creative dialogue and genuine collaboration.
The young couple Iva and Petar Mandić, who are this theatre, made the script, chose the music, created and realised the masks, made the choreography, and played their play. They have created, and are realising, a knowledgeable and solid conception of this theatre, but open to all that is theatre, and in that sense alive and significant. And they played professionally, brilliantly, with inspiration, drawing in every tone, strip of light, colour, plasticity of the mask, movement, meticulously found, into a play from which something authentic and primordial theatrical flowed.
Was that incarnated in them that centuries-old living histrion that they brought us to encourage us, to tell us that theatre cannot stop if it is truly believed.
We have yet to talk about them. These are only words for that white story that continues as it has moved into us with every movement we repeat within ourselves, following their play.