Archives of Humanity

Co3 Contemporary Dance

Archives of Humanity Fri 5 - Sat 13 Feb Studio Underground Fri 5 - Sat 13 Feb Studio Underground $25 - $49
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Fri 5 - Sat 13 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.

Conceived and Directed by
Raewyn Hill
Eden Mulholland
Gavin Webber
Production Manager and Lighting Designer
Mark Haslam
International Artist
Naoko Yoshimoto
Set Designer
Bruce McKinven
Co3 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

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 Sun 7 Feb 4pm

Doors open 30mins prior to show time

Latecomers will not be admitted

Contains haze & strobe effects, loud music

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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.


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. 

Thank you


  • Daniel Carson


  • Supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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