Festival of Monodrama and Mime
Waiting for Heaven – When Will It Come?!
Žizela – Dalija Imanić
Života – Marko Stojanović
Based on the motifs from the play Čekajući nebo
About the Play
Života and Žizela ended up getting married, which was not seen in the previous show. Still, their marriage failed because they stubbornly tried to be someone or something else and change and re-educate each other, which led to their estrangement. Because of him, she gave up her ballet career while he tried to become a ‘manager’ for her. She abandoned her ballet flats, he left his opanci. There began their ruin. It is simultaneously a real story of many modern marriages left without communication, honesty, tolerance, and respect for diversity. A divorce is a solution that requires the least effort.
She packed his bags and is throwing him out of her life. But who of them will bring the photo album? They start to flip through it, and the memories keep flooding back… will those memories, that emotional remembrance, return them to themselves, their honest and true values, to what they truly are, and not what they are trying to be on social media and in social circles… Will their end turn out to be happy or no? While writing this text, both play’s authors are still in two minds; neither of them knows. In any case, expect a lot of laughter, some tears, and a few lumps in your throat.
About the Performers
Dalija Imanić is a regular member of the National Theatre in Belgrade. She studied ballet in Sarajevo and Belgrade. She got permanent engagement in the National theater in Belgrade at the age of 17. In 2000, she was promoted to the position of the first soloist of the National Theatre; and in 2004 to the position of the Principal ballet dancer. At the end of the 2015/16 season in the National Theater, she ended her active career as a dancer.
However, she continued to work with the ballet soloists as a ballet master of classical ballet in the plays Don Quixote, Bajadera, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. Since 2001, she has been teaching classical ballet in Ballet school Lujo Davičo in Belgrade. Since 2017, she is engaged as an associate educator and choreographer at the private ballet school “Ballet Center Ana Pflug” for children of recreational and professional levels.
Marko Stojanović is the founder of the World Mime Organization, National Curling Association of Serbia, Royal Curling Club. He is among the first ones to introduce curling as a sport in Serbia. Furthermore, he initiated World Mime Day on the 22nd of March, the date of birth of Marcel Marceau, the famous mime teacher whose school Stojanović attended in Paris in 1994.