Sad Sam Lucky, a solo creation by the Croatian 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.
Choregraphed & performed: Matija Ferlin
Dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec
Texts: Srečko Kosovel, 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