IF A FEW WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH - VOICES FROM OUR READERS
TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO UNDERSTAND – “NARCISSE EN SILENCE” BY MARIKO TANABE
Can’t we get carried away by our senses for a while? Maybe then the “empty signs” would mean something. Even if the scenography is well worn, the real artist can touch the audience’s feelings. We read with our hearts the numerous emotions, the states of the soul, everlasting human aspirations for perfection, obsessive need of love, presence of the sacred and the profane in a human’s life.
Although I am not an artist, nor a writer, as an ordinary person I think that calling somebody’s life-confession banality is not the best idea. The art is to move, to provide feelings, to force to reflection. Everyone has a right for his own opinion, but I think that it is unquestionable that Tanabe opened her soul for the spectators, showed everything and purified herself.
In my mind no matter whether you are a teacher, a nurse or a dance critic, you mustn’t forget that first of all you are a member of humanity. It is not possible to count, compare and treat everything statistically. There are things which you have to feel!
author: Karolina from Białystok
translation: Magdalena Pietraś