Dancing Life, a big luxury monograph about the artist was published at the initiative of Branka Prpa, the director the Historical Archives of Belgrade and with the help of the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade. The editors were Jovan Ćirilov and Marija Janković and the layout was provided by Dragana Lacmanović. In the Foreword Branka Prpa explained the reasons behind this book:
“Every reader of the book about the great ballet dancer Milorad Miskovitch can rightfully ask why is this project backed by the Historical Archives of Belgrade. How can the historiographic concreteness, as embodied in documents, turn its eyes to the affective, transcendental, non-verbal? Or does such complete individualisation of history embodied in a given name and surname mean that its vision narrows down to boundaries which render it meaningless?
The answers to these questions are as provocative as the questions themselves. For we need to remind ourselves that historiography is a humanistic science. And yet, we have dehumanised it and we did it at the moment when we chased out of it any idea of an individual or a subject as an individual as well as a general maker of history…”
National Theatre, Belgrade
The book was presented to the public at the National Theatre in Belgrade in cooperation with the theatre’s management, Ballet director Konstantin Kostiukov and the deputy director Miloš Dujaković.
The soloists Bojana Žegarac and Jovica Begojev and the corps de ballet of the National Theatre danced the suite from Don Quixote by Minkus.