In Alex Prager’s film La Grand Sortie (2015), currently on view at Lehman Maupin, the Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker returns to her two great passions: theatre and ballet. Together with dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and with a score taken from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, French prima ballerina Emilie Cozette stars in a nightmarish performance where an indifferent audience gradually merges with the dancer on stage. In the accompanying photo work in the main gallery, Prager underscores the dramatic viewer/audience dynamic by reversing roles. Set to a background recording of theatre crowd noise, the observers become the observed and critics morph into artists, all amplified through the viewer’s own reflection on the photo glass. Through October 22.