10 March 2015 - 13 March 2015
"From (William) Forsythe she has inherited an analytical almost mathematical spirit it which uncompromisingly organises all her choreographic actions. But we deal here with an attempt to make the audience aware of an active perception of time." Thomas Hahn, Artistikrezo
Presented by Dancehouse and Prue Lang
With a focus on the human body as living receptor, measurer and generator of understandings of space and time, Lang's world premiere of SPACEPROJECT brings awareness to how the current physical space we occupy is simultaneously a highly malleable yet complexly delicate one.
With SPACEPROJECT, Lang continues to delve into the various connections that join the human body with the environment, developing more upon her focus on time toward an interlinking focus on space; how it is perceived, sensed, felt and acted upon in an environment continually transformed by technology, transport and the simultaneous expansion and collapse of our daily concept of space.
"Our current day is filled with micro movements from the pressing of a button to the pulling of a sock to the closing of a fridge…At the same time, icebergs larger than Manhattan are tearing off Greenland's glaciers while inhabited islands are disappearing as the global warming affects rising sea levels. The constant shifts within these complex networks of motion, bring awareness to how the physical space within which we live is highly malleable and interconnected to our actions…This transformation and malleability of space is the departure point for this new piece" – Prue Lang
Choreographer: Prue Lang
Performers: James Batchelor, Benjamin Hancock, Lauren Langlois, Amber McCartney
PRUE LANG joined Meryl Tankard's Australian Dance Theatre after graduating from the VCA in Melbourne. In 1996 she moved to France working for the Choreographic National Centre in Angers, Compagnie Cre-Ange in Paris as well as her own independent projects. In 1999 she began an important collaboration with William Forsythe as a leading soloist and choreographer of the Frankfurt Ballett and The Forsythe Company. Since 2005 she has been working as an independent choreographer presenting her work in international festivals, theatres and museums throughout the world including Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, STUK Belgium, Hebbel-am-ufer Berlin, Tanzplatform Deutschland, Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and the TATE Modern, London. She has been voted Most Outstanding dancer, Most Innovative Production and Most Outstanding Choreographer by Europe's Balletanz's Annual Critics' Survey. In 2014 she moved back to Australia and is now based in Melbourne.
Dates: 10 - 13 March
Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse - this event is wheelchair accessible
Cost: $25 F | $20 C | $15 DH Member
Bookings: click here
Image credit: Hillary Goldell
SPACEPROJECT is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; and the Victoria Government through Creative Victoria. With generous support from James Batchelor, Benjamin Hancock, Lauren Langlois, Amber McCartney and Kara Ward.