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The Frock

Graeme Murphy & MADE

 

In a unique meeting of the traditional and the technological, two of Australia’s foremost dance creatives, 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.

“The Frock is neither a dress nor a gown, it is an entity and like other invaders from the ‘mainland’ this frock held unknown consequences – even months in the ‘quarantine of layby’ could not reduce its feral potency.” – Graeme Murphy AO

 

Choreography: Graeme Murphy AO
Creative Associate: Janet Vernon AM
Set Design: Gerard Manion
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Damien Cooper

 

Presented by MADE (Mature Artist Dance Experience) in association with Ten Days on the Island

regional-arts-fund-logo    Tasmanian Regional Arts mono logo

Tas Gov mono stacked logo        Sidney Myer FunÉogo - black

 

Image: Gerard Manion

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TICKETS

Full $45
Concession $35

 

 

DURATION

1hr 10mins (no interval)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TALK
Graeme Murphy AO and Janet Vernon AM
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Sat 25 March, Princess Theatre Foyer

Free and engaging discussion with Graeme and Janet about their choreographic journey.

 

ORIGIN

Tasmania & Australia

DATES

Hobart

Peacock Theatre

WHEELCHAIR
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 7.30pm PAST EVENT Sat 18 Mar 2017, 4pm & 7.30pm PAST EVENT

Burnie

Burnie Arts & Function Centre - Arts Theatre

WHEELCHAIR
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 7.30pm PAST EVENT

Devonport

Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre

WHEELCHAIR
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 7.30pm PAST EVENT

Launceston

Earl Arts Centre

Fri 24 Mar 2017, 7.30pm PAST EVENT Sat 25 Mar 2017, 4pm & 7.30pm PAST EVENT

 

In a unique meeting of the traditional and the technological, two of Australia’s foremost dance creatives, 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.

“The Frock is neither a dress nor a gown, it is an entity and like other invaders from the ‘mainland’ this frock held unknown consequences – even months in the ‘quarantine of layby’ could not reduce its feral potency.” – Graeme Murphy AO

 

Choreography: Graeme Murphy AO
Creative Associate: Janet Vernon AM
Set Design: Gerard Manion
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Damien Cooper

 

Presented by MADE (Mature Artist Dance Experience) in association with Ten Days on the Island

regional-arts-fund-logo    Tasmanian Regional Arts mono logo

Tas Gov mono stacked logo        Sidney Myer FunÉogo - black

 

Image: Gerard Manion

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