Co3 Under the Same Sky Tour 2021
WORKSHOPS & FILM SCREENING
In February 2021, Co3 Contemporary Dance presented ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Devised and directed by Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill and commissioned by Perth Festival, it celebrated community and explored ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis.
It featured an inter-generational cast of 21 dancers plus a remarkable set of over 1500 fabric birds hand-made by members of our WA community using their own recycled clothing. The creation of the set by community members was a concept developed by Raewyn Hill and Japanese sculptural artist Naoko Yoshimoto.
The intent was to collect from individuals their written stories reflecting the life of the garment, immigration and isolation during the evolving pandemic. The stories were then displayed on a wall for audiences to read as they entered the performance and the birds united, soared above as a collective symbol of endurance and hope.
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Co3 ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE AT BREC THROUGH OUR FREE TOURING PROGRAM CALLED UNDER THE SAME SKY.
The tour is made up of three key elements: a bird making workshop, a dance workshop and a public screening of Raewyn Hill’s film ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY. BREC Audiences will have the opportunity to see this five-star, highly acclaimed world premiere production that captivated Perth audiences, and see how the birds formed an integral part of this new dance work.
BIRD MAKING WORKSHOP
Doors open time: 9:45am
Workshop start time: 10:00am
Workshop end time: 2.30pm
FREE WORKSHOP in the Collie Room
Suitable for beginner and advanced sewers, community members will be guided in a workshop to create a single bird made from their own donated piece of clothing. The finished bird can either be kept by the maker or form part of a community installation at BREC.
All you need to bring is your garment (t-shirts or natural fibres work best) and your story of migration, isolation, or community.
The workshop is 4 ½ hours including a half hour break. Suitable for beginner and advanced sewers. Open to adults and children. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are inclusive and accessible to CALD Communities and people of all backgrounds.
Doors open time: 4:00pm
Workshop start time: 4.30pm
Workshop end time: 5.30pm
FREE DANCE WORKSHOP in the BREC Rehearsal Room,
Dance Workshops are delivered by Co3’s professional teaching artists, open to all interested ages and suitable for beginners.
Workshop runs for 1 hour.
FILM: ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY
Doors open time: 6:00pm
Screening start time: 7:00pm
Duration: 60 min
Age Suitability: 12+
FREE PUBLIC SCREENING in the CUBE
A compassionate and empowering dance work devised and directed by Raewyn Hill, exploring humanity and the tension between grace and truth.
ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY 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.