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Archives of Humanity

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Archives of Humanity Until 15 Aug Watch at Home Until 15 Aug Watch at Home $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
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'An all-encompassing, explosive, emotional experience that mines the pain and glory of human existence.' ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑


'Riveting to watch and delivers a brilliant if physically punishing finish......Co3 has probably been given its signature masterpiece with this show!'


Presented by Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia
A Perth Festival Commission

Archives of Humanity from Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia is a living and emotive meditation on human existence. A celebration of community, exploring the ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis.

The work features a remarkable set – a flock of birds, created by and carrying the stories of members of the Western Australian community in isolation. The birds united, soar as a collective symbol of endurance and hope. The sweeping narratives in the performance embrace the memories, desires, and aspirations of an affected community.

Eden Mulholland's stunning score opens the performance, echoing the movements of an ensemble of dancers in a gradual and persistent climbing arc of cyclical patterns. Some of the art world’s most striking scenes are reimagined in humanity’s tumultuous bid to transcend. To rise, to fall, but to always try to rise again – together.

Terms and Conditions

Please ensure you have sufficient time to watch the events refunds will not be given for unwatched or unfinished events.

You will require a working device with internet access to view the stream.  If you have a smart TV, you can mirror/cast from iPads and smartphones. 

Please note that Perth Festival cannot issue refunds for problems related to your internet connection.

What events can I stream?

Selected events can be live streamed from your home. To find these events please see our Watch At Home category. 

How do I watch the event? 

First purchase your watch at home ticket from our website.

You will then be sent an order confirmation email followed by an email titled 'Your ticket to XXX | Watch at Home' with an access code and a link to watch the event. To watch the event, click the 'Watch Now' button. 

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If you still don't receive it please contact us via the chat button on our website. 

How long do I have to watch the event? 

The video link will be active until the date specified on this page. You can either watch it live as the event is happening, or watch the event after it has taken place. 

During a film’s viewing window, you will be able to rewind, forward through, pause or exit and restart the film. Please note that undertaking any of these actions will not extend the viewing window.

How many devices can I watch the event on? 

One ticket = one activation code. This code can only be used on one device. 

If you purchase two tickets you will receive two unique activation codes. These must be used on seperate devices. 

Will any of the events sell out or are tickets unlimited?

Tickets are generous for the Watch at Home events but not unlimited. If you don't want to miss out we recommend buying as soon as possible. 

What is the ticket price?

Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like from $0.

Any amount you pay above $19 will go to Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia directly in support of artist employment opportunities. 
Devised, Designed & Directed by Raewyn Hill
Composer Eden Mulholland
Dramaturg Gavin Webber
Artistic Associate Alice Kell
Design Associate Bruce McKinven
Production Manager & Lighting Designer Mark Haslam
International Artist Naoko Yoshimoto
Set Designer Bruce McKinven
Costume Associates Nora Stelter & Bec Simpkins
Co3 Dancers
Mitchell Aldridge, Claudia Alessi, Mitch Harvey, Storm Helmore, Alex Kay, Yilin Kong, David Mack, Matthew Morris, Jo Omodei, Otto Pye, Russell Thorpe, Luci Young
WAAPA Secondees
Campbell Gately, Anna Milburne, Jess Pettitt, Nadia Priolo, Macon Riley, Aisha Samat, Sami Smith, Luther Wilson, Zach Wilson
Arianwen Painter-Jones

Co3 Contemporary Dance

Co3 (pron. Koh-three) Contemporary Dance is driven by excellence and collaboration and in its short five-year history has emerged as the State’s leading contemporary dance company. They have become a progressive platform for the exchange of ideas and stories that reflect the experiences of the WA community. With a multidisciplinary and technological focus, the company presents an annual program of works with unique physicality and expression. Through the programming of Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill, Co3 seek to empower and inspire; developing future audiences and the next generation of artists. Co3 are the resident dance company at the State Theatre Centre of WA on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people.

Time & Location

Until 15 Aug

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  • Pay What You Can

    • Suggested price: $19

Available until Sun 15 Aug, 11pm (AWST)

This is a watch at home event and tickets purchased are for the virtual event only. 

Pay What You Can

Suggested price $19

Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like from $0.

Any amount you pay above $19 will go to Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia directly in support of artist employment opportunities. 

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