Our perceptual engagement with the world stems from the body's capacity to see, hear, touch, smell and taste. What if we could expand the choreographic field to this level of perception? The STELLAR PROJECT is a new dance performance for five performers.

Choreographer: Prue Lang
Performers: Lauren Langlois, Amber McCartney, Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Mikaela Carr, Benjamin Hancock
Dramaturgy: Becky Hilton
Visual design: Mathieu Briand
Sound design: Mark Pederson


Expanding upon my exploration of space and time in recent works SPACEPROJECT (2015) and TIMEPROJECT (2013), the STELLAR PROJECT will explore five distinct yet related choreographies drawn together under the governing principle of SPACE + TIME via the body. Each part will explore a clearly articulated relationship to the governing principle and each will generate a unique physical language, theatrical state, mode of performance, aesthetic sensibility and 'sensory' perception. The 5-pointed star will be used as a conceptual framework connecting the five independent parts into a single full-length work.

A hallmark of this project will be the clearly framed diversity of the finished work. Particular collaborators will be assigned to collaborate on each of the five parts. Linked by overarching notions of five (five explorations of space + time via the body, five performers, five collaborators, five senses), dramaturge Becky Hilton, myself and the five performers will be the common denominators creating a complex whole from the five distinct parts. - Prue Lang

The first-stage creative development commenced in March 2016 and has been successfully funded by the Australia Council, Creative Victoria, Besen foundation and a Lucy Guerin Inc residency.

This session will be facilitated by Jana Perkovic.

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Venue: Dancehouse
Date/Time: FRIDAY MAY 6, 7.30pm
Duration: Approximately 75 minutes (with a facilitated post showing discussion)


PRUE LANG is an Australian choreographer whose practice is characterized by her cutting-edge approach to contemporary dance-making. She is well respected in the European dance field for her rigorous choreographic innovation and excellence, her conceptually driven aesthetics and her cross-disciplinary experimentations in the performing arts. Prue's prolific and vast repertoire of choreographic works and performances spans 15 years and includes seasons at the following esteemed venues: Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Hebbel-am-ufer Berlin, STUK Belgium, Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris, Festival temps d'images Paris, Mains d'oeuvres, TATE Modern London and Chunky Move. Prue graduated from VCA in 1992. She was then a member of the following highly regarded dance companies: Meryl Tankard's Australian Dance Theatre (founding member), Compagnie L’Esquisse at the Centre Nationale de la Danse Contemporaine d’Angers, Compagnie Cre-Ange Paris and most importantly William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet (leading soloist & choreographer). She is known as a leading exponent of Forsythe’s revolutionary dance philosophy and improvisation technologies as well as creating and touring her own works for this celebrated company. Her choreographic works have been commissioned by the Frankfurt Ballet, MD Kollektiv Koln and TATE Modern. Recent works include; Un réseau translucide, an autonomous performance that runs 100% on its own energy. Timeshift for the VCA. Timeproject for the Festival Faits d’hiver & Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, along with a new prototype of piezoelectric shoes in collaboration with Grafitti Research Lab France. Spaceproject for Dance Massive 2015 at Dancehouse. Awards include: Most Outstanding Dancer, Most Innovative Production and Most Outstanding Choreographer by Europe’s Balletanz's Annual Critics' Survey, PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA award for Hybrid Art.




The first-stage development of STELLAR PROJECT has been supported by Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, Besen Family Foundation, Lucy Guerin Inc, Dancehouse and The Victorian College of the Arts.