They Are Waiting for You
A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Laure Prouvost’s performance collaboration with artist Sam Belinfante and choreographer Pierre Droulers. While she had until then worked primarily in the context of visual art, this new work marked Prouvost’s first major commission for the stage.
In this performance, theatrical and cinematic technologies—projection, light, and haze—interact with dancers, musicians, objects, and the audience in a characteristically surreal and perceptually disorientating performance. Prouvost is known for her films and installations, characterized by richly layered stories, acts of mis-translation, and surreal moments. Engaged in an ongoing conversation with the history of art and literature, Prouvost often makes use of humor and the fantastical to explore the boundaries between fiction and reality and to unhinge commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception.