The Frock poster

The Frock

Mature Artists Dance Experience

Post-produced/edited by Philippe Charluet from footage shot in Japan and Tasmanian seasons.

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 (who introduces)

Video Tabs above: a 15 min promo of the show


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