Staging a Play: Tartuffe
Matija Ferlin

Staging a Play: Tartuffe

Zagreb Dance Company

After successful performances accompanied by positive reactions of the audience in Zagreb, Svetvinčent and Pula, Staging a Play: Tartuffe, stage performance by choreographer and director Matija Ferlin, produced and performed by Zagreb Dance Company, will be presented in Split as well. Ferlin's Tartuffe is the second performance in the Staging a Play cycle within which the author is confronted with the canonical names of dramatic art, and questions the very basis upon which the concept of staging is interpreted in a dramatic discourse.

Staging a Play: Tartuffe

In this case, one of the world’s most famous comedies, Molière’s Tartuffe, has been innovatively translated by Ferlin into the language of dance: verbal replicas are replaced by a physical vocabulary, while dramatic text is used as choreographic score, thus creating a complex stage game whereby the body in motion does not try to reach the level of verbal communication, but enables a new dimension of theatre staging and envelopes the spectator into the magical atmosphere of musical and visual stimuli.

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


Jasna Jasna Žmak

Set design

Mauricio Ferlin


Luka Prinčič, Matjaž Predanič


Matija Ferlin, Desanka Janković


Sanja Rivić

Light design and Technical direction

Saša Fistrić


Tina Ivezić


Jelena Janković