Prue Lang


After studying at the VCA Melbourne, Prue joined Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre. In 1996 she moved to France working for the Choreographic National Centre in Angers, Compagnie Cre-Ange in Paris, as well as creating her own independent projects in Paris. In 1999 she began an important and transformative collaboration with William Forsythe as a leading soloist and choreographer of the Frankfurt Ballett and The Forsythe Company. During her tenure she created five original works for the company. She also participated in the MK2 film One Flat Thing, Reproduced and online media project Synchronous Objects, and became a researcher for the MOTION BANK project.

In 2005 she began working as an independent choreographer presenting her work in international festivals, theatres and museums throughout the world including Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris, Festival temps d’images Paris, Festival faits d’hiver Paris, Tanzplatform Deutschland, HAU Berlin, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Context Festival Hebbel-am-ufer Berlin, London Festival of Architecture, TATE Modern London, Adelaide International Arts festival, Chunky Move Australia. Prue has collaborated with renowned electronic composer Christian Kleine, contemporary artist Mathieu Brand, architect Michael Steinbusch, engineer-designer Amanda Parket of MIT Media Lab and Graffiti Research Lab France. Each collaboration applied the full scope of her artistic expertise to challenge, experiment and enrich the choreographic creation. During this time in Europe she was additionally commissioned by the Frankfurt Ballet, MD Kollektiv Koln, TATE Modern, Leigh Warren & Dancers. She also co-created a film for the French-German television ARTE, published a chapter on Forsythe in Gerald Siegmund’s William Forsythe : Denken in Bewegung (Henschel : Berlin) and lead extensive workshops and conferences on choreographic practice and improvisation.

In 2014 she moved back to Melbourne to continue her work in Australia. She began the PLANT research lab from which to transmit, develop and create her choreographic practice in Melbourne. In 2015 she presented SPACEPROJECT at Dance Massive. In 2016 she created HANDOVERS + TRANSLATIONS for the Gertrude Glasshouse gallery. In 2017 she presented STELLAR PROJECT for Dance Massive and became the Resident director of Lucy Guerin Inc. Parallel to this she created ZAURAK for the MDKollektiv in Cologne, presenting in Tanzhaus Dusseldorf and Stadtstheater Darmstadt. In 2018 she created a new work for the NGV Triennial, followed by YONI a commission by the Keir Choreographic Award.

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