Matija Ferlin: Sad Sam Matthäus – PREMIERE
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After a series of successful projects entitled “Sad Sam”, a collaborative effort between the dramaturge Goran Ferčec and Matija Ferlin resumes with the stage exploration of the relationship between choreography, speech, narrative and performance, deconstructing Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental oratory St. Matthew Passion.
The long-time idea of staging Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as a performance for a single performer and recording is potent in its stage hybridity as it establishes a dialogue between the music and the performative, dance and theatre, the canonical and the personal.
The widely known Passion Narrative provides a preliminary impulse for Ferlin and Ferčec to look into the position of the performing subject and the body that can no longer maintain the activity it once performed with, turning into a body of suffering or passion. What does the body do once it is no longer capable of performing all the tasks it took upon itself? What is the point when the limitation turns into a possibility? What happens if the idea of performance outdoes the possibilities of bodily action?
This piece expands on the theme of death, suffering, temptation, carnality, the relationship between the individual and the society, betrayal and forgiveness, using personal narratives and a metaphysical exploration of the complicated and harrowing deaths in Ferlin’s family.
Online tickets: https://tix.emanat.si
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Ticket price: online presale 10 EUR, on the day of the event at Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana 12 EUR.
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Direction, choreography, performance: Matija Ferlin
Dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec
Text: Goran Ferčec, Matija Ferlin
With Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 in a recording performed by Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent, licensed courtesy of Harmonia Mundi / [PIAS]
Stage design: Mauricio Ferlin
Sound design: Luka Prinčič
Light design, technical direction: Saša Fistrić
Costume: Matija Ferlin
Direction assistance: Rajna Racz
Production management: Maja Delak
Production assistance: Sabrina Železnik
Executive production: Silvija Stipanov
Visual materials: Tina Ivezić, Christophe Chemin, Ana Buljan
Translations: Danijela Bilić Rojnić, Ana Uglešić, Katja Kosi, Maša Ilić
Translations of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” libretto English and French translations are a courtesy of Harmonia Mundi; Croatian translation is taken from Sundays’ readings published by Kršćanska sadašnjost (Christian Present, Zagreb, 1971) or translated directly from German by Alojzije Domislović from Čazman-Varaždin Choir Chapter (Varaždin, 1989); Slovenian translation is a courtesy of the archive of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Production: Emanat, Matija Ferlin
Co-production: Wiener Festwochen, CND Centre national de la danse, Istarsko narodno kazalište – Gradsko kazalište Pula
Partners: Mediteranski plesni centar Svetvinčenat , Bunker / Stara mestna Elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
With support of: Zagrebačko kazalište mladih
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana, Grad Pula, Grad Zagreb