qualities of fragility (synonyms): airiness,etherealness,fineness,lightness,smoothness,
subtlety,tenderness,instability,passion,softness,
translucency,transparency,debility,frailty,infirmity,...
(antonyms):durability,sturdiness,strength,toughness,
ruggedness
(from thesaurus dictionary)

fragile (created 2008/2009) is a dance solo performed in/with an installation made of thin transparent thread. Subjects of this piece are the performance states and evolving images making a dancer being or look fragile. The exposed performer experiences a transformation from the inside out. It is an explorative journey where the dancer has to deal with the unpredictability of the material. The installation stands as a metaphor for something which both supports and restricts. A safe place and a cage at the same time. It also stands for mental borders human beings have and the struggle to overcome them. The audience is invited to have a closer look at the created intimacy which eventually evokes various associations and images.

This is a performance at KUNSTBEZIRK Stuttgart / Galerie Gustav-Siegle-Haus in january 2012.
Thanks to Verband Bildender Künstler und Künstlerinnen Baden-Württemberg e.V. for the support

Credits
concept, choreography, dance and installation: Eva Baumann
assistant choreographer: Cristina Planas Leitao
artistic advice: Doris Schopf
filming: Michael Köstler

fragile was made possible by the support of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, summerstudios ROSAS/P.A.R.T.S. Brussels and Korzo Productions Den Hague.

copyright Eva Baumann

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