We had an amazing time in Glasgow performing the world premiere of Fragile to some fantastic audiences. We wanted to share these pictures and a short video with you right now but there will be more to come later!

Thanks to everyone who shared photos with us – we’ll be uploading them to our Fragile page soon. If you have any photos you’d like to share with us, please share them with us on Facebook or Twitter using #Fragile15 – we’d love to see them!

Thank you to everyone in Glasgow who worked so hard to make this happen: co-commissioners Conflux, Merchant City Festival and Gulbenkian, University of Kent, as well as Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Arts Council England and sponsors Scot JCB and AB 2000. And of course all the Merchant City Festival event staff and Conflux/Surge Festival staff and volunteers who did such a great job of looking after everybody.

The group of local artists we worked with were brilliant – it was such a pleasure to work with you all. And our own dancers and wonderful JCB drivers did another fantastic job! Well done Team Fragile!

We are very excited to be taking the show to Canterbury for the bOing! International Family Festival on 29th & 30th August 2015 as we reimagine the show in a completely different setting!

Luka and Alasdair on top of the cages (Photo: Dan Tucker)

The Motionhouse dancers and the JCBs (Photo: Dan Tucker)

Ariadna and Luka perform in the cages (Photo: Dan Tucker)

 Alasdair, Ariadna, Junior, Luka, Danny and Martina dancing with diggers! (Photo: Dan Tucker)

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Fragile: Day One in Pictures

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It’s the day before ‘Fragile’ is revealed on Candleriggs in Glasgow’s Merchant Square! Today has seen dancers, diggers, drivers, artists and apprentices come together for last rehearsals and the final dress run.

We caught up with Artistic Director Kevin Finnan during a brief break today. He said:

“It’s rare that we are able to work with so many talented artists and to take time to create brand new work in this way. It has meant that we’ve been able to come up with some of our most beautiful material to date.”

We wanted to share some final pictures with you from on site before the crowds arrive tomorrow!

Final rehearsals underway – performers in flight!

The Motionhouse dancers rehearse (Photo: William Power)

Artistic Director Kevin Finnan briefs the team

Diggers and driving waiting to perform

Kevin Finnan with our talented team of JCB drivers

We’ve been on site all week and already the JCBs and performers have been catching the imagination of local residents and passers by! One onlooker commented:

“It’s really quite amazing to see the dancers and the diggers working together, live in action right here in Glasgow…”

Excitement levels on site are at an all time high! We hope that you’ll be able to join us at performances this weekend; we can’t wait to share this with you!

If you’re there this weekend, share your pictures with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #Fragile15 - we’d love to see them!

Fragile is co-commissioned by Conflux, Merchant City Festival and Gulbenkian, University of Kent with support from Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Arts Council England and sponsored by Scot JCB and AB 2000.

This weekend see Fragile at:

Sat 25 Jul, 2.00pm & 4.30pm
Surge Festival at Merchant City Festival, Glasgow

Sun 26 Jul, 2.00pm & 4.30pm
Surge Festival at Merchant City Festival, Glasgow

And don’t miss another chance to see the show:

Sat 29 Aug, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
bOing! International Family Festival, Canterbury

Sun 30 Aug, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
bOing! International Family Festival, Canterbury

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