Matija Ferlin @ NAC Dance Festival

time: 05.02.2013. - 09.02.2013.
place: Canada
organiser: NAC
Dance performance ZAJEDNO NA KVADRAT / The Most Together We've Ever Been by Matija Ferlin and Ame Henderson will be presented at the NAC Dance Festival within the frame FACE 2 FACE programme which is set to take place from 5 to 9 February in Ottawa.

Matija Ferlin. Born in Pula (1982). Graduated at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Worked and lived in Berlin. After his returning to Pula he focused on researching and rearticulating different concepts of stage performance and other media such as short movies, videos and exhibitions.

He presented and performed his own work across Europe and America at numerous festivals such as Impulstanz in Vienna, Spider Festival in Lyon, Young Lions and Gibanica in Ljubljana, Ex-Yu festival in New York, Rhubarb Festival in Toronto, Contemporary Dance Festival in Bogota and others.

He has collaborated with choreographers, directors, visual artists, and dramaturgs such as Ivica Buljan, Martin Butler, Christophe Chemin, Maja Delak, Luc Dunberry, Mauricio Ferlin, Ame Henderson, Aleksandra Janeva, Heinz Peter Knes, Matea Koležnik, Keren Levi, Karsten Liske, Maria Ohman & Claudia de Serpa Soares, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sasha Waltz, David Zambrano, Jasna Žmak, Goran Ferčec and many others.

In 2010, his performance NASTUP (Onformance) was awarded the Croatian Theater Award in three categories; best choreographic realization; best contemporary dance performance and best female dancer (Roberta Milevoj). New York V Magazine announced him as one of the most promising young choreographers in 2011. In 2012. Matija has been awarded the Audience Award for the director,choreographer of the 2012.

Matija Ferlin is currently working and living in Pula, Croatia.

Performance: Sad Sam Revisited (2004/06), Drugo za jedno (2007), Lucky between the mountains (2007), Sad Sam Almost 6 (2009), The Most Together We’ve Ever Been (2009 - in collaboration with Ame Henderson), Nastup/Onformance (2010), Samice (2011), Sad Sam Lucky (2012), The other at the same time (2012).

Short movies and videos: 4:48 (2003), Rework At The Freezing Point (2004), VUK Vorbild Und Kampf (2006) Iznad Oblaka by Nola (2009), Automatic Disco by Dogma (2010), Be Alone by Chweger (2012)

Exhibitions: Sad Sam Display (2004), Lucky is the Lion that the human will eat (2006), Pozdravite svoje doma! (2007), Beauty Unrealized (2009), Differ & Repeat (2011).

(D.H., 05.02.2013)