Archives of Humanity

Co3 Contemporary Dance

Archives of Humanity Fri 19 Feb – Sat 27 Feb Studio Underground Fri 19 Feb – Sat 27 Feb Studio Underground $25 - $49
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Fri 19 Feb – Sat 27 Feb at Studio Underground, from $25 - $49

A Perth Festival Commission

A compassionate and empowering new dance work by Co3 Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill, exploring humanity and the tension between grace and truth. Archives of Humanity creates a living and emotive meditation on human existence, a reflection on where we suddenly and unexpectedly find ourselves today.

The work begins with an immersive and tactile journey through a remarkable set – a flock of birds, created by and carrying the stories of our WA community in isolation. Released, the birds united soar as a collective symbol of endurance and hope. These sweeping narratives, of memories, desires and aspirations lead you into the theatre.

A stunning score opens the performance, marking the next migration, echoing the movements of the 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.

Devised, Designed & Directed by
Raewyn Hill
Eden Mulholland
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

Fri 19 Feb – Sat 27 Feb

Tue - Fri 7pm | Sat 6 Feb 1pm & 7pm | Sat 13 Feb 2pm | Sun 4pm

Studio Underground, 174 - 176 William Street, Perth / Yandilup



    • Adult: $49
    • Concession: $47
    • Student: $25
  • Audio described performance Sun 7 Feb 4pm
  • Tactile tour available before the show on Wed 24 Feb 7pm

Doors open 30mins prior to show time
Latecomers will not be admitted
Contains haze & strobe effects, loud music

Pricing Notes
Concession valid for full-time University students, pensioners, unemployed.
Student tickets valid for 12 – 18 years (high school students)

Please note: If purchasing Concession or Student priced tickets you will be required to present proof of concession/ age at the Box Office in order to collect your tickets. Failure to comply will result in a re-issue of the tickets at the standard Adult price.


23 Feb, 6.30pm

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Post Show Q&A

Sat 20 Feb

Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.



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Creative Learning Resource

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Thank you


  • Daniel Carson


  • Supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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