The FORTE program is a modern dance bill curated to fulfil an insatiable curiosity about movement and its expressive potential. It dives into an exploration of strength in its many forms and uses exquisite design and musical composition to push the dancers to their physical and emotional boundaries.
FORTE features an eclectic selection of six talented dancers with the highest calibre of international experience, including: London-based Travis Clausen-Knight and James Pett who are both Company Wayne McGregor alumni.
Australians Kirsty Lee Denovan (former Australian Ballet), Dominic Ballard (Ballet West, USA), Zoe Cavedon (Sarasota Ballet Company, USA) and Victoria Ballard who was principal dancer in Podesta’s early Choreographic award-winning work and his 2015 contemporary take on the classic Swan Lake.
The dancers will bring to life three works by Podesta including the title piece FORTE, a more classically virtuosic work by fellow Australian choreographer Simon Hoy, and an intimate and mesmeric new collaboration between Pett and Clausen-Knight, Proximity.