Fault Lines exposes the intimate
human response to natural disaster.

Led by Christchurch locals; director
Sara Brodie, assistant choreographer
Ross McCormack and designer Mark
McEntyre and created with the dancers
of the Leshan Dance Company of
southern China who experienced the
devastating Sichuan quake of 2008,
Fault Lines offers a private view of
what it is to survive in the aftermath
of a quake.

Hauntingly beautiful and revealing
the strange, sometimes humorous and
fundamental way an earthquake affects
those remaining – a rare chance to
witness a stirring tribute to the
resilience of the human spirit.

Featuring original music by Gareth Farr
and Gao Ping recorded by the CSO.
Fault Lines had its world premiere at
Melbourne Festival in October 2012.

The costumes’ muted monochrome greys, the soft fragile faces of the women and the chiselled intensity of the men, all add to the work’s haunting, mesmeric quality.

Fault Lines is built around a remarkable composition by Gareth Farr, Nor’West Arch, first performed for the 2011 Christchurch Arts Festival, and a Chinese score by Gao Ping. The recordings by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra – particularly its string section – and the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra add poignancy and depth to the performance.

“The dancers brought sara's vision to the stage with grace and a compelling expressive performance.”
Natalie Papps, Dance Informa.

“Hauntingly beautiful”
Francesca Horsley, In Dance.


  • Location: Wellington, The Opera House, 111-113 Manners Street, Wellington
  • Date/Time: Sun 31 May, 7:00pm
  • Ticket Price: $80, $60, $40
  • Phone: 0800 842 538 or 04 499 0565
  • Book at: www.ticketek.co.nz
    • Sydney:
      • Venue: Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay
                    formerly Sydney Theatre
      • Address: 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney.
      • Dates: Thursday 11 June 7:30pm
                    Friday 12 June 7:30pm
                    Saturday 13 June 1:30pm
                    Saturday 13 June 7:30pm
      • Phone: (02) 9250 1999
      • Booking at: www.roslynpackertheatre.com.au
      • Phone: 136100
      • Booking at: www.ticketmaster.com.au
    • Canberra:
      • Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre, The Playhouse
      • Address: Civic Square on London Circuit, Canberra City.
      • Date: Monday 15 June 7:30pm
                  Tuesday 16 June 7:30pm
      • Phone: (02) 6275 2700
      • Booking at:  www.canberraticketing.com.au
    • Enquiry
      • Fault Lines Australian Tour 2015
      • Presented by Ausfeng Event Production PTY LTD
      • Tel: +612 9186 1588
      • Mobile: +61403 188 733
      • Email:  events@ausfeng.com.au
      • Address: Suite 1501 Level 15 World Tower 87-89
                        Liverpool St Sydney 2000
  • Tel: +86-833-2139917
  • Fax: +86-833-2139917
  • Mobile: +86-150 8222 6200
  • Email: 359608906@qq.com
  • Add: No.568 Jiading South Road, Leshan Ciry, Sichuan, China 614000