“A thrilling, visceral dance, which may trouble your dream state for a while.” Exeunt Magazine, Glasgow (on DUAL)

Malthouse Theatre and Stephanie Lake Company present  SKELETON TREE in association with Dance Massive.

Created by Stephanie Lake

In Skeleton Tree, Stephanie Lake draws inspiration from the punch and poeticism of funeral songs and dances for the dead, to create a powerful new work about the primary human experience that language constantly fails to articulate: the ecstasy of grief. With her signature virtuosic movement, Skeleton Tree is an exhilarating union of dance, music and theatre. 

Tickets now available – Skeleton Tree

Photos: Nick Roux



“Stephanie Lake has danced with most of our best contemporary dance-makers and now, only five years or so into her choreographic career, she’s making a very strong bid to join them at the top table.” 

Deborah Jones, The Australian

“Stunning design and Matt Lutton’s command of visual spectacle make this a deeply seductive descent into hell. Stylish and soulful, wild and disturbing and darkly funny, Black Rider is almost worth selling your soul to see.”

Cameron Woodhead, The Age



Stephanie Lake
Nicola Leahey, James O’Hara, Marlo Benjamin
Matthew Lutton
Costume Designer:
Paula Levis
Sound Designer:
Robin Fox
Lighting Designer:
Niklas Pajanti
Michaela Coventry
Production Manager:
Glenn Dulihanty