Matija Ferlin [HR]

Sad Sam Lucky

08.05 – 11.05.2013

Now I am lucky

The young Croatian dancer, choreographer and video director Matija Ferlin combines a conceptual approach with radical physicality and formal rigour with an interest in romanticism. In 2004, he began a series called “Sad Sam” – “Now I am” in Croatian. For the latest episode, he has added “Lucky” to the title which he gives as the English translation of “Srečko”, the first name of the most important Slovene poet of the early 20th century. Ferlin takes as his inspiration and inexhaustible playground the avant-garde writer Srečko Kosovel (1904-1926) who was as renowned for his profound and ironic work as for his tragic fate. Combining words, music and movement, this melancholic and turbulent solo cultivates the ambiguity of signs and plays on the oppositions between body and mind, the individual and history. Between the ghosts of the past and promises of the future, a young artist is seeking to be today. A revelation!

choreography & performance Matija Ferlin | dramaturgy Goran Ferčec | text Srečko Kosovel, Matija Ferlin | music Luka Prinčič | set Mauricio Ferlin | lighting design Saša Fistrić | costumes Matija Ferlin | design Tina Ivezić | visuals Christophe Chemin | photography Danko Stjepanović, Nada Žgank | translations Katja Kosi, Daniela Bilic Rojnic | project assistance Ana Kovačević, Nina Janež | production & management Emanat (Ljubljana) | co-production Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Centre National de la Danse (Paris) | hosted and co-produced by Zagreb Dance Centre | partnership Bunker-The Old Power Station, Elektro Ljubljana, Dance & Non-verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti | funded by Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Republic Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana, Municipality of Pula