Staging a Play: Tartuffe, a new project of award-winning choreographer and director Matija Ferlin, produced and performed by the Zagreb Dance Company will be performed in January in Zagreb Youth Theatre.
Building up on his long-standing interest in language, and especially in exploring the relationship between verbal and physical expression in the performative arts, in this project Ferlin stages Molière’s canonical play, but uses the work as a complex choreographic score rather than as a textual template. After the first Staging a Play production in 2015, when Ferlin staged Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie according to the same principle (and won the Best Play Award at the 8th Biennial of Contemporary Dance in Slovenia), he has now chosen one of the world’s most famous comedies for the second part of his cycle. Consequently, the textual lines in this performance will be removed and replaced by a physical vocabulary, and the entire choreography will be based on a specific system the author has been developing over the last several years, and which demonstrates the author’s characteristic authorial style.
Ferlin’s collaboration with his longtime associates continues on this project – he is helped by Mauricio Ferlin (set design), Luka Prinčič (music) and Jasna Žmak (dramaturgy). The performers are Petra Chelfi, Andreja Jandrić, Domagoj Janković, Darko Japelj, Sintija Kučić, Marin Lemić, Roberta Milevoj, Petra Valentić and Kasija Vrbanac.
The project is a coproduction of the Zagreb Dance Center, the Zagreb Youth Theatre and the Istrian National Theatre in Pula.
Ticket price is 50 kn. Ticket can be bought online (http://www.zekaem.hr/