Established in 2010, PROJECT 44 (Queens, NY) is an all male dance group that serves as the artistic platform for choreographer Gierre Godley. The company strives to erase all preconceived notions about masculinity and the role of a male performer in the arts. With a visceral approach to choreography, the works of PROJECT 44 aim to showcase the beauty, versatility, and athleticism of male performers.
PROJECT 44 has performed at various venues including: Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (Blaktino Festival), 92nd Street Y-Buttenweiser Hall (Green Line Series), The Secret Theater (Queens Fringe Festival), Steps on Broadway (Steps Laboratory Series), Green Space Studios (Fertile Ground & Green Space Bloom Series), Symphony Space (The Young Choreographer's Festival), Dixon Place (NYC10 Series), The Ailey Citigroup Theater (BalaSole Dance Company featured soloist), Salvatore Capezio Theater (MEN presented by Sobers & Godley), 2012 FAB! Festival, 2012 Clinton Hill Arts Festival (Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew), the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Moving Men Series (Dixon Place), Steffi Nolsen Dance Foundation- Choreographers Showcase (Purchase College), 2013 REVERBdance APAP (Baruch College), Proctors Theater, the Kumble Theater at Long Island University, and has been presented by the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center. In 2012 the company embarked on its first international tour with performances at Centro Maxime D'Harroche (Barcelona, Spain) and Z-Arts (Chorlton Arts Festival). In 2013 PROJECT 44 was the recipient of the Upstream Residency Grant from Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. This residency laid the ground work for many of the company’s newest works. Since, PROJECT 44 has performed in Montreal, Berlin, Seattle, and had their first NYC season at Danspace Projects in St. Mark’s Church.