STERIJINO POZORJE FESTIVAL 2009 - Novi Sad, Serbia Atelje 212 Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia INNOCENCE / NEVINOST text by Dea Loher directed by Dejan Mijac Her name fits her well in a shamanic way (“Goddess Loher”), and she signs her lines of isolation and secure, two-way flow in a high-voltage, soothing way. Sometimes when the poles are life and death, poetry and philosophy emerge. Dea Loher has a gift, so the play of the alarmingly ironic and comically sad kind and title beautifully grows in the monologue, the carnal labyrinth, mortally stripped eroticism, suicidal exhibitionism… Enough for Dejan Mijac, already trained in the slow-moving/theatrical/fantastic themes, to become interested in her work, in this extendable case with stable control. And believe it or not, he managed to present all this in a hypnotizing series of images in which deus ex machina, thehypothetically, courageously set dilemma – the surreal will versus laws of human nature – determine the subsequent flow, be it submerging. While the stage is determined by the prop transparency from the hands of Juraj Fabri, only one in a series of the pleasant but official, associative tendencies, and the action is made of the reality of the European continental-colonial union, the character interpreters with the hilariously wacky trip-hop duel of Gordan Kicic and Srdjan Timarov at its head, Nada Sargin’s hostess, or any other sample of the decent cast, they distance themselves from confinement, and they give to their director, and even more so to the enjoyer of “ the feathery that strikes like a maul” theatre, offer an extended adventure. If somewhere the grotesquely unbearable lightness of being can remain, it should not be sought in the magical lethargy of an Atelje 212 sprout. And if it becomes unbearable to one of them, let him/her remember the joke about a Bosnian to whom a fish would fulfill three wishes, if only he would know what they were.