A quintuple bill featuring the worlds finest dancers, showcasing strength blind to gender.

FORTE program is an exploration of the concept of strength: from the obvious associations with power, masculinity and physical fortitude to more nuanced interpretations that explore inner strength, resilience, and determination. It reveals a strength that is blind to gender and can be found in expressions of authority and dominance but also places of fragility, vulnerability or exquisite beauty. It examines the quiet inner strength that can be found in relationships: in the giving of oneself, in trust, in the calm resolve of love, in the nurturing of another. It is also an exploration of the strength that comes from courage in the face of fear or pain, or from a willingness to accept defeat, to admit error or to speak out in the face of injustice. Explores how strength can create barriers that may be there to protect us but can also leave us unable to reach out and connect with others and how for some, it is in solitude–standing alone– that we find our strength. This is a collaboration between Australian choreographer Tim Podesta, guest artist of the Royal Ballet Mara Galeazzi, James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight, contemporary dancers from the UK, and Artist from Mexico, Sebastian Vinet

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

The Projection Dance philosophy has always been to promote the inherent beauty of dance by presenting performances that bring out our unique characteristics and qualities. Today’s sophisticated ballets represent a full life story, from raw modern movements with multi media textured edge to luxurious ballets with soul. Unrestrained by our industry, Projection embrace unconventional collaborations. Unique collaborations bind our distinct style and inspire creative thinking.

Projection Dance is an international touring company with a focus on developing a more permanent presence in Australia while maintaining a strong international reputation through touring programs and collaborations. Since 2016 Projection Dance has presented productions in the USA, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East to much acclaim. From 2019 and beyond our intention is to create and tour existing and new programs across Australia.

Our existing productions have included principal dancers from leading companies around the world and while it is the intention to maintain a relationship and creative collaborations with these individuals and organisations we also intend to create new and exciting employment opportunities for seasoned Australian dancers and graduates from our National training institutions. Projection Dance will extend this platform to help nurture young and established choreographers through development strategies and commissions.

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Unique Selling Point

Comprised of five high energy contemporary works this diverse program is a sophisticated evening of refined, articulate movement. The program suitable for all ages, audiences are ensured the performance of skill, strength, and vulnerability.

The Projection Dance philosophy has always been to promote the inherent beauty of dance by presenting performances that bring out our unique characteristics and qualities.

Marketing Materials

  • The cast comprised of world-renowned dancers who have performed across the globe with companies like the Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Company Wagne McGregor, Mexico City Ballet.
  • A depiction of strength that is blind to gender.
  • Classically trained, highly articulate bodies; rippling torsos; talkative arms.
  • family friendly There is a marketing package available equipped with rehearsal and production promo footage, rehearsal, production and artistic photography, DL flyers, posters, and social media marketing strategy. We are in the process of developing an online masterclass series featuring artists in the production, detailing advice and mentorships around classical ballet.

Community Engagement

Always on tour Projection Dance Company offers workshops with the touring cast. Both ballet, contemporary technique company class are open for the public as wells as specific creative workshops that unpack the repertoire. These workshop options are available in the theatre leading up to the performance or also the cast can travel out to schools and provide workshop and performance bundle. Projection Dance Company has a Junior Artist program who often tour with the company for your aspiring artists seeking hands-on work experience.