Matija Ferlin: Staging a Play: Antigone
In the performance Staging a Play: Antigone, choreographer and performer Matija Ferlin continues with his reflection on the concept of solo performances, and on the expanded concept of his Staging a Play series. By choosing Antigone, Ferlin decides to adopt the approach of complete reduction of the stage. He wants to reduce the character heterogeneity of the play in 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, Ferlin exposes his performing tools – his body, movement, and speech – to a series of situations on the limit of performing possibilities.
The author uses stage as a place to search for the nonexistent, all powerful, ideal performing body, which builds and destroys, creates and terminates at the same time. In this mono performance, the director and performer Matija 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 in juxtaposition to a spoken word.
Staging a Play: Antigone is based on the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Don Taylor
Choreography, performance: Matija Ferlin
Dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec
Scenography: Mauricio Ferlin
Music: Luka Prinčič
Light design and technical direction: Saša Fistrić
Costumes: Matija Ferlin
Graphic design: Tina Ivezić, Matija Ferlin
Translations: Urban Belina
Production and Organization: Emanat, Matija Ferlin
Co-production: Mediterranean Dance Centre, Svetvinčenat
Partners: Bunker, Old City Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana, Istrian National Theatre, Pula
Financial Support: City Municipality of Ljubljana, City of Pula, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Istrian County, Foundation Kultura nova, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia