8 February

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Presented by Projection Dance Company

Five incredible dancers performing Tim Podesta’s physically demanding style of contemporary ballet. Accompanied by a team of sensational collaborators and a hauntingly beautiful neo-classical score, Closer is a highly charged, thrilling dance work brilliantly hovering between classical ballet and contemporary dance and guarantees to catapult your imagination into movement and sound.

70 minutes including interval


About the Show

Following sold out seasons in 2019, Projection Dance Company have a one night run of Tim Podesta’s Closer at the Southbank Theatre. Closer explores the theory of 'catastrophic thinking', juxtaposing the pursuit for human perfection against the increasingly evident frailty of our existence. Podesta’s creative process stretches the dancers physically and psychologically, taking risks and exploring their limitations as dancers and artists. The choreography is simultaneously bold and fragile drawing on Podesta’s original contemporary but strongly classically influenced vocabulary.

Featuring a stellar cast of international and Australian dancers including James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight (formerly Company Wayne McGregor) and  Kristy-Lee Denovan (formerly Australian Ballet, Melbourne Ballet) Closer will showcase the brilliance of the dancers and take audiences on a journey that reaches past traditional boundaries to find new possibilities in dance.

The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006