Fragile, the first creation of Finnish choreographer Hanna Brotherus in Hong Kong, was meant to explore and reflect on the emotion hidden in participants’ bodies, the value of empathy and the strength that lies within us. The work attempts to relieve our frailty through physical touch and making connections.
The documentary Fragile: work-in-progress is a valuable record of her creative process, documenting rehearsal with local community dancers conducted remotely through an online platform during the pandemic. At a time when social distancing is the new normal, Brotherus’s choreography of human connection has taken on a new meaning.
Fragile was originally conceived for 80 members from the community and was scheduled to premiere in February 2020 at the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival. Due to the anti-epidemic measures, the number of participants in this work-in-progress rehearsal was reduced to 24.
Fragile: work-in-progress [live performance]
Duration：approx 15 min
Performance starts at 4pm at Tai Kwun's Laundry Steps. Free admission
Fragile: work-in-progress [go online]
Duration：approx 20 min
Please follow https://www.facebook.com/hkaf.at.taikwun for online screening schedule
with Chinese and English subtitles
The programmes are subject to change. The Organiser reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice.
A Hong Kong Arts Festival Production
Choreographer Hanna Brotherus
Scenographer Jones Maxwell
Composer Johannes Brotherus
Assistants to the Choreographer Kardo Shiwan Aletta Salo
Hong Kong Artists
Dance Captain Iris Lau Wing Chi Mon Ning Ming Man
Production Coordinator Lai Sim-fong
Stage Manager Leung Tat-ming
Performers Chan Chun-tung Chan Ka-wai Chan Yung-po Chen Yin-chih Cheng Yin-mui Choy Yu-tin Fu Sau-lin Hui Kew-nui Lam Chui-yi Leung Mei-ying Li Pui-yi Ngan Hei-yuen Shing Hui-ying Tang Ho-kwing Wong Hoi-ching Wu Nok-yin Wu Pei’er Yeung Chun-to Yu Pik-hung Pooja Sharma Ryan Lee Jones Zandee Kago Momoyo Wonn