Sad Sam/​Almost 6

24.–25. mars 2012

”Sad Sam / Almost 6 by Matija Ferlin (author, choreographer and performer) is an impressive art play which, along with the great performance and lightness of movements, touches the spectator with honesty, warmth, some mild energy, which ranges from a child's joy and bliss to silent melancholy and sadness…” Glas Istre

”I believe Ferlin is a scenic mystic. A dance ascetic with soft movements and mild humour, endlessly mindful of every detail and truly present on the scene”

Matija Ferlin’s performance is knowledgeable, moving and studied down to the last detail” Politika

In his solo performance «sad sam /almost 6», Matija Ferlin wants to investigate a mind of a child that is not conditioned by anything, not even by his own existence. While growing up, the conscience of the existence creates numerous “terrorizing” facts that are results of social conditions and constraints. All fictitious childhood characters become enemies. The fact that we have to grow up results in imperfections that make our lives and modes of existence specific and individual.

Created and performed by: Matija Ferlin. Dramaturgy: Katja Praznik. Scenography: Artikl, Silvio Živković. Costumes: Artikl. Light design: Urška Vohar/Saša Fistrić. Collaborators: Alexandar Nussbaumer, Mauricio Ferlin, Maja Celija and Maja Delak. Project coordinator: Sabina Potočki. Producers: Zavod Emanat, Ljubljana & Ferlin (Pula, HR). Co-producers: Chez Buswick, New York & Zavod Bunker, Ljubljana. Financial support: Istrska Županija / Istria Region, Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia; Municipality City of Ljubljana - the Department for Culture, Tanzqućartier Wien & KulturKontakt Austria (artist-in-residence). Media support: Mladina in Radio študent.