Director: Gábor Goda
Set and costume design: Zsuzsanna Bagoly
Music: Ferenc Orbán
Performers: László Bajkó, Attila Péter Dávid, Péter Fehérvári, Attila Nagy, Eszter Nagy, Emília Polgár, László Szekrényes
Production: M Studio, Sfântu Gheorghe (RO)
The performance is in Hungarian language with Slovene supertitles.
In Fragile, a performance by M Studio theatre from Sfântu Gheorghe, an ancient town in central Transylvania, a young man tells a girl that he can't look her in the eyes because it frightens him. The girl’s response is that he is an adult man, no longer a child who could live in a world free of troubles and discomfort. Adult society, however, is charged with competition and rivalry…
As indicated in the title, Fragile addresses the immensity of human vulnerability. It captures the sensations of painful initiation in a dirty and rotten world of deception, as well as the desire that time be stopped in childhood. Those who do not take well to life’s discourtesies and distresses are easily hurt, thus they try to protect themselves through erecting a great many walls to be safe from others. The performance is filled with moments when the slightest fear, an unfriendly ‘hello’ or discomfort may upset and ruin the situation.
Fragile, a dance and theatre performance, oscillates around visions of fragility and surreal confessions expressed in motion, images and words. It reveals emotional and physical weakness which, through acceptance, may become an individual's strength. Movement, gesture and the verbal elements of this performance are based on the actors' reflections and notes taken during the study process, and provide the backbone of an exceptionally lyrical and subtle show which breaks the taboo of human fragility, thereby boldly establishing sensibility as an inner physical strength.