staging a play: tartuffe

Matija Ferlin/Zagreb Dance Company (HR)

Direction and choreography: Matija Ferlin Performance and choreography: Petra Chelfi, Andreja Jandrić, Domagoj Janković, Darko Japelj, Sintija Kučić, Marin Lemić, Roberta Milevoj, Petra Valentić, Eva Kocić Dramaturgy: Jasna Žmak Set-design: Mauricio Ferlin Music: Luka Prinčič, Matjaž Predanič Costumes: Matija Ferlin,Desanka Janković Make-up: Sanja Rivić Light design and technical direction: Saša Fistrić Graphic design: Tina Ivezić Photography: Jelena Janković Production and organisation: Nina Križan ZPA artistic direction: Petra Glad Mažar Production: Zagrebački plesni ansambl // Zagreb Dance Company

Partners: Istrian National Theatre – Theatre House Pula, ZKM Zagreb Youth Theatre

Supported by: Zagreb City Office for Culture, Education and Sport, Ministry of Culture RH, Istrian Region

The performances at Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts are supported by Tanum Kultur & Fritid and Västra Götalandsregionen.


Saturday 17. November. 17:00
Buss T/R from Göteborg, beside Store Teatern, at 15:30. Please reserve your ticket.
Entrance: 150 kr.
Ticket + buss: 200 kr
Free entrance for youth under 16 years old.


“Matija Ferlin’s expert hands turn physical traits of the performers into remarkable theatrical means of expression, creating an exciting and memorable stage work.” Milena Zajović, Večernjilist

“Ferlin has offered an insightful, contemporary stage interpretation of Tartuffe. With excellent performers, he has created a truly impressive theatrical piece.” Jelena Mihelčić,

Awarded Croatian choreographer Matija Ferlin comes to Sweden with his fascinating “Tartuffe”, second project within the “Staging a Play” series. Ferlin has chosen Moliere “classical” comedy and translated it from textual into choreographic realm. He replaced verbal dialogues with physical vocabulary and used the dramatic text as a complex choreographic score.
Nine dancers on stage are embodying characters that ceased to be “words and language” and became “bodies and movements”. With glowing almost constructivist costumes, the performers, with the tenacity of their gaze constantly directed to the audience, invite to establish a new regime of perceiving that is direct and convincing.

Matija Ferlin graduated from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and worked in Berlin, before returning home to dedicate his research to performative arts and other media, such as short film, video and exhibitions. As author and performer, he participated in renowned festivals around Europe and North America, among others such as Kunstenfestivaldesartes in Brussels, Impulstanz in Vienna, Rhubarb Festival in Toronto and FTA in Montreal.


Zagreb Dance Company (ZPA) was founded in 1970 by the dance artist Lela Gluhak Buneta, and since 2014 it has been run by Petra Glad Mažar. Throughout many years of its existence and under the leadership of various artistic directors, ZPA has always insisted on original works and high artistic and technical level of its productions. ZPA has received the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists’s award for best choreography (2004, 2012), best female dancer (2004, 2016), best male dancer (2004, 2006, 2012), best set design (2006) and best dance production (2008, 2012).

Zagreb Dance Company presents its productions at theatres/festivals in Croatia and toured in almost all European countries, Russia, South Korea, Israel, Egypt, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

More info: zagrebackiplesniansambl

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