SAD SAM LUCKY

Matija Ferlin
performance

photo: Danko Stjepanović

Sad Sam Lucky, a solo creation by the choreographer and performer Matija Ferlin is a continuation of the ongoing romantic conceptual series Sad Sam that started in January 2004 in Amsterdam when the first Sad Sam / Now I Am was premiered. The second solo creation Sad Sam Almost 6 was presented in January 2009.

Ferlin’s performance Sad Sam Lucky is a physical response to the work of the Slovenian avant-garde poet Srečko Kosovel (1904 – 1926) whose confessional poetry is profound, contemporary in its spirit, internal tension and stylistic imagery, at the same time revolutionary in its ideas, brimming with immediate reflections of his personality, deeply touching and poetically invaluable.

Driven by the lasting relevance of Kosovel’s verses, his honesty, melancholic prophecy and sentimental tragedy – Ferlin in Sad Sam Lucky creates a form of a highly physical, turbulent and emotional homage to this very unique avant-garde author.

CHOREOGRAPHED & PERFORMED: Matija Ferlin
DRAMATURGY: Goran Ferčec
ORIGINAL TEXTS: Srečko Kosovel
OTHER TEXTS: Matija Ferlin
MUSIC: Luka Prinčič
SET: Mauricio Ferlin
LIGHT DESIGN: Saša Fistrić
COSTUME: Matija Ferlin
DESIGN: Tina Ivezić
VISUALS: Christophe Chemin
PHOTOGRAPHY: Danko Stjepanović, Nada Žgank
TRANSLATIONS: Katja Kosi, Daniela Bilić Rojnić

PROJECT ASSISTANTS: Ana Kovačević, Nina Janež
PRODUCED AND ORGANIZED BY: Emanat
COPRODUCED BY: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Centre National de la Danse
HOSTED AND COPRODUCED BY: Zagreb Dance Center
PARTNERS: Bunker – The Old Power Station, Elektro Ljubljana, Festival of Dance and Non-verbal Theater, San Vincenti
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Republic Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana, Minicipality of Pula