Frock (2019, outdoor)

Brace yourself for an uplifting dance riot…

Brace yourself for an uplifting dance riot in which six striking dancers revel in the 21st Century freedoms of self-identity. Watch a clash of eras, a collision of partner work and an outburst of fashion in show which makes you question what is considered acceptable appearance. Featuring Stopgap’s impressive cast of dancers, this ‘Punkish’ explosion is a celebration of individuality.

Frock is Stopgap Dance Company's new outdoor show touring from May 2019. Supported through Spirit of 2012 and Arts Council England with Norfolk & Norwich Festival being our premiere partner.

Frock will be performed in conjunction with Frippery at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Frippery is a collaboration between Stopgap's professional dancers and the local community.

A community cast of locals and professionals collide in a mass performance of
Grandmother’s footsteps. Bizarre, playful and farcical this is a delightful parade not
to be missed.

Frippery can be restaged at other participating festivals if they can put forward a disability dance group, an intergenerational group and/or a non-disabled dance group from the local area. These local dancers will collaborate with the Stopgap dancers over weekend intensives, where the leader from each group will also receive a comprehensive insight into Stopgap's inclusive creative processes.

Frock and Frippery is a project that can leave an impact on local audiences, practitioners and participants.