Matija Ferlin dances in France

place: France
Matija Ferlin will have a guest performances with Sad Sam / Almost 6 from 9 to 11 November in Théâtre Le Colombier, Paris within the programme Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, as a part of Croatie, la voici event. The next guest appearances will take place on 22 and 23 November in Marseille during the festival DANSEM Danse Contemporaine en Méditerranée whichis set to take place in Petit Théâtre, Friche la Belle de Mai.

Sad sam /almost 6/ is a work about childhood and its ending; about the relationship with one’s own interior world and with the others outside; about the power of the imaginary and a language capable of creating things by naming them; about the rip that breaks the perfect circle and opens us up, through the wound, to others and to the real. The show is one chapter of a wider ranging project in which under the title Sad Sam (a play on words, since in Croatian it means “now I am”) Ferlin composes a series of small creations, all centred on his stage presence characterised by great expressive power and surprising delicacy.

Matija Ferlin (b. Pula, 1982) graduated at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and lived in Berlin where he collaborated with, among others, Sasha Waltz. He then returned to Pola and began research involving the rearrangement of various ideas of performance in relation to other languages such as film shorts and exhibitions. His work has been presented, among the others, at events that include Impulstanz in Vienna and Rencontres Chorégraphiques in Seine-Saint-Denis, two of the world’s most prestigious contemporary dance festivals.

(D.H., 09.11.2012)