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The Australian Ballet Studios
The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre
Level 5, 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Victoria 3004 Australia

An Afternoon of Work-in-Progress Studio Showings

Prue Lang, Yuiko Masukawa, Sandra Parker, and Lilian Steiner
Presented by The Australian Ballet

As part of the inaugural FRAME festival program, The Australian Ballet will be hosting “An Afternoon of Work-in-Progress Showings”, featuring choreographic explorations by artists Prue Lang, Yuiko Masukawa, Sandra Parker and Lilian Steiner.

Audiences will move between studios to see all four 15-minute pieces.

Credits

“DUET (working title)”

Choreographer: Prue Lang
Performers: Jana Castillo and Benjamin Hancock
Sound Design: Chiara Costanza
Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus

 

“Yūgen”

Choreographer: Yuiko Masukawa
Performers and collaborators: Samuel Harnett-Welk and Jessica Thompson
Sound Design: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey
Production Design: Sam Mcgilp
Costume Design: Jack Hancock
Producer: Insite Arts

 

“Safehold”

Choreographer: Sandra Parker
Dancers: Emma Riches, Anika de Ruyter, Oliver Savariego

 

“Dance Becomes Her: a performance-lecture”

Choreography/Text/Performance: Lilian Steiner

Image credit: The Australian Ballet (2022). Photo by Pierre Toussaint.

View Artist Biographies

Prue Lang is an Australian choreographer returned to Melbourne after 18 years working in the European dance field. Her practice focuses on rigorous choreographic innovation, conceptually driven aesthetics and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Following a transformative collaboration with William Forsythe as a leading soloist and choreographer of the Frankfurt Ballett and The Forsythe Company, she established herself as an independent choreographer. Her choreographic work spans 20 years and have been presented in international festivals, theatres and museums.

Yuiko Masukawa is a Japanese choreographer in Melbourne, bringing ballet to unexpected contemporary and inclusive contexts. Her recent work includes “Running Machine” – an international, interdisciplinary work at Arts House between Japan and Australia, and “After Party” – a screendance installation celebrating the embodied knowledge of retired ballet dancers. In 2020, Yuiko undertook choreographic secondments with New York City Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet, supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Yuiko was a principal artist with Melbourne City Ballet for seven years from 2012-2019, touring across Australia, New Zealand and Japan performing principal roles for more than 15 seasons.

Sandra Parker is a Melbourne based Choreographer. She has received numerous grants and awards throughout her career including the Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship and most recently, a residency at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris in late 2019. Recent projects include the development of “Safehold”, through the inaugural The Australian Ballet Residency; “Yield to Resistance” a durational choreographic work presented at Temperance Hall and Danceh