Prue Lang

About Prue

After graduating from VCA, Prue joined Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre. In 1996 she moved to France to work with Choreographic National Centre in Angers, Compagnie Cre-Ange in Paris, as well as creating and facilitating 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. She created five original works for the company. She is also a leading exponent of Forsythe’s improvisation technologies and a researcher with Motion Bank project.

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, HAU 3 Berlin, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Tanzplatform Deutschland, STUK Belguim, Festival Mettre-en-scene Rennes, Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Mains d’oeuvres, Festival faits d’hiver Paris,TATE Modern, London.

She has been voted Most Innovative Production, Most Outstanding Choreographer and most Outstanding dancer by Europe’s Balletanz’s Annual Critics’ Survey, awarded in Hybrid Art by the Prix Ars Electronica, and won Green Room awards for Design, Original Choreography and Best Ensemble in Australia.

In 2014 she moved back to Melbourne to continue her work in Australia.

Class with Prue

My class is a series of specific structured improvisations that encourage the autonomy and idiosyncratic nature of each dancer, while progressively warming up the body. It begins on the floor with the octopus inspired series, continues up through the body and into space with the next series and finishes with a playful final score.