Fascinating, intriguing, I’m hooked from the start.
She’s not a Dervish
She could whirl around the world.
That’s the energy
Valentina the Brave
She’s one of a kind.
“Wherever whirling is, there is also a quiet centre. Without that peace, emptiness, that zero point – the whole movement would not be possible… Spinning is the archetype of the movement, of dance itself. ..one travels towards the primordial sound of creation. Sema, among other meanings, is the act of listening. It inspired me to listen to the music with my whole body, skin, breath and movement.”
“…real artists are usually discreet, absorbed in their art somewhere far from media over exposure. One of these artists is dancer and performer Valentina Lacmanović, who for years has balanced on the border of her artistic and geographic existence.”
KONTURA ART MAGAZIN number 121 (Croatia), August 2013,
Whirling as an instrument of communication
Photography : Ludvine Allegue © 2016 Allegue / Lacmanovic