Prue Lang (Australia)
Concept and direction: Prue Lang
Choreography: Prue Lang in collaboration with the dancers
Performed by: Claire Leske, Amber McCartney, Tara Jade Samaya, Niharika Senapati
Research / Dramaturgy: Dr. Philipa Rothfield
Light design: Jenny Hector
Sound design: Chiara Costanza
Costumes: Fozia Akalo
Producer: Alison Halit
Project F is funded by Creative Victoria, with further support from Abbotsford Convent, Australia Council for the Arts, The City of Yarra, Dancehouse, Lucy Guerin Inc., Chunky Move and The Victorian College of the Arts.
Pictures: Anne Moffat
Project F is a kinaesthetic engagement with feminism, felt via a particular focus on female figures from 12th century until now. It uses#the parallel stories and music from historic and modern day trailblazing women – Hildegard von Bingen (b. 1102) and Princess Nokia (b.1992) – as provocations to explore notions of feminist utopia, in choreographic terms.
Project F is created with an all-female team (choreographer, performers, composer, designers, producer, dramaturg etc.) to illuminate outstanding achievements by local women. We are diverse in age and background,#yet all with feminist concerns and a strong aspiration to present positive and powerful female role models for broad audiences. At the heart of this investigation is the shared experience of the human body from an explicitly female perspective and celebrated through the female body.
Prue Lang is a choreographer and performer now based in Melbourne, following 17 years living and working in Europe. Her projects are characterised by her rigorous choreographic innovation, conceptually driven aesthetics and her choreographic explorations into the expanded field. Prue advocates feminism and sustainability in her mode of artistic production. She is the founder of PLANT – a research lab created to transmit, explore and further develop her choreographic practice in Australia.
Prue worked with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company, before establishing herself as an independent choreographer. Her works have been presented in festivals, theatres, museums and galleries throughout the world.
Awards include: Most Outstanding Dancer, Most Innovative Production and Most Outstanding Choreographer by Europe’s Tanz’s Annual Critics’ Survey, PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA award for Hybrid Art, Green Room Awards for her Design, Original Choreography and Best Ensemble in Australia.