Matija Ferlin: STAGING A PLAY: ANTIGONE
In his new show, Staging a Play: Antigone, choreographer and performer Matija Ferlin continues with his reflection on the concept of solo performances, which he had already explored in his Sad Sam series, and on the expanded concept of the Staging a Play series. In choosing Antigone, Ferlin decided to adopt the approach of complete reduction of the stage. He wanted to reduce the heterogeneity of the play and its functions to a single performing body, while at the same time preserving the entire narrative and logic of dramatic situations. By assuming the roles of all protagonists and their relationships, including the role of the choir, Ferlin exposed his performing tools – his body, movement, and speech – to a series of situations on the limit of performing possibilities.
The author uses the stage as a place to search for that nonexistent, all‑powerful, ideal performing body, which builds and destroys, creates and terminates at the same time. Taking an honest risk, Ferlin enters the deconstruction of the theatre conventions in his performing habitus, with the desire to create a choreographic whole of an extremely delicate physicality.
Concept, choreography, directing, performing: Matija Ferlin
Dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec
Set design: Mauricio Ferlin
Music: Luka Prinčič
Produced by: Emanat, Matija Ferlin
Financial support: Mestna občina Ljubljana, Grad Pula
Partner: Bunker, Ljubljana / Stara mestna elektrarna Elektro Ljubljana, Mediteranski plesni center Svetvinčenat
Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (students, seniors)
Information and reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org, 00 386 51 269 906
Photo: Matija Ferlin’s personal archive