Archives of Humanity
Co3 Contemporary Dance
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.
Conceived and Directed byRaewyn HillComposerEden MulhollandDramaturgGavin WebberProduction Manager and Lighting DesignerMark HaslamInternational ArtistNaoko YoshimotoSet DesignerBruce McKinvenDancersCo3 company
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 5 - Sat 13 Feb
Tue - Fri 7pm | Sat 6 Feb 1pm & 7pm | Sat 13 Feb 2pm | Sun 4pm
Doors open 30mins prior to show time
Latecomers will not be admitted
Contains haze & strobe effects, loud music
Post Show Q&A
Sat 6 Feb
Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.
|STAY COVID SAFE||
Remember to stay home if you are sick, maintain social distancing and wash your hands regularly.
Please visit our COVID Safe page for details on how to stay safe at the Festival.