The Frock

Mature Artists Dance Experience

Graeme Murphy AO and Janet Vernon AM collaborate with Tasmania’s Mature Artist Dance Experience (MADE) to bring to the stage a dance theatre work like no other.

Spoken word, song, soundscape, installation, costume and machine are used to create an innovative theatrical experience that embroiders together a tale inspired by photographs from ensemble members in their “best dress”. The Frock is a patchwork of personal recollection and aspiration that expands on ideas of how Australians lived, have loved, why they dance and what makes their hearts sing.

Featured video: A poem in pictures from the show, written by Graeme Murphy

Video Tabs above: a 16 min promo of the show


  • The Frock - Graeme Murphy's Poem
  • The Frock poster
  • Rafael Bonachela

    Sydney Dance Company

  • Nutcracker: the Story of Clara

    The Australian Ballet

  • Ochres – Bangarra