Fragile was a specially-commissioned large-scale outdoor show created in 2015.
Fragile built on our previous work with dancers and JCB diggers, with the addition of cube-shaped metal structures alongside the JCBs to provide additional spaces to house the acrobatic movement that is synonymous with our work. Our professional performers were joined by a cast of young emergent artists.
Fragile was performed at Surge Festival at Merchant City Festival, Glasgow and bOing! International Family Festival in Canterbury.
Watch Fragile in Action
Motionhouse has been bringing exciting work to Merchant City Festival for a number of years…it is always dynamic and innovative and appeals to the broad cross section of audiences that the festival attracts. It delights people who don’t think of themselves as a dance audience.
Lorenzo Mele, Executive Producer for Merchant City Festival
We wanted to bring something totally new to Kent for bOing! 2015 and it seemed to me that Motionhouse were the perfect company to commission for this. The quality of their work is incredible and they are constantly breaking new ground, but their spectacular productions are accessible to everyone, whatever age or experience of theatre and dance.
Liz Moran, Director of Gulbenkian, University of Kent
Loved it! I was literally agog at the skill, strength and grace of the dancers. Would highly recommend!
Absolutely brilliant. The dancers were very athletic and the ‘JCB dancers’ were magnificent. A great 45 minutes.
Spectacular! Visually impressive, very entertaining. What a bunch of super human performers!!