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Fragile Matter

…more than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness…Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator 1940.

Created by internationally acclaimed Greek dance company Jukstapoz and inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s epic film The Great Dictator, Fragile Matter uses dance, theatre, storytelling and puppetry to create a unique dance-theatre experience.

This entertaining, high energy performance has been around the world, finding a political and social relevance wherever it goes. Audiences will be stirred by the poignant significance to current political and social events, and moved by the humanness brought to the characters.

Using the body as metaphor for war and unity, eight embattled dancers rally, resist and break out in a work that is both fiercely physical and intimate, with a sound score to match.

Image: Dermot McElduff

School Groups

Tasdance invites school groups to attend the schools performances of Fragile Matter to be held on:

Friday 17th March 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday 18th March 2017 - 1:00pm
Moonah Arts Centre

Friday 24th March 2017 1:00pm
Princess Theatre

Schools group price: $14.00 per ticket
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A session)



Fragile Matter Touring

Fragile Matter is available for mainstage touring throughout Australia, and can be paired with one or more of Tasdance's other mainstage touring works:

Plain English by Liesel Zink
Thorn by Gabrielle Nankivell
The Howl by Stephanie Lake