Presented by Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia
TEN DAYS ONLINE: ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY
A Perth Festival Commission
West + North West North + North East South
10 – 19 MAR
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Recommended for ages 12+
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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.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“An all-encompassing, explosive, emotional experience that mines the pain and glory of human existence.” – LimeLight
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BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE
The Making of ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY
ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY: The Set
Design, Devised & Directed – Reawyn Hill
Composer – Eden Mulholland
Dramaturg – Richard Longbottom
Artistic Associate – Alice Kell
Sculptural Artist – Naoko Yoshimoto
Production Manager + Lighting Designer – Mark Haslam
Design Associate – Bruce McKinven
Dancers – CO3 Company
Bird Makers – CO3 Company
Image Credit: ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY (2021). Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia. Photo: Chris Symes.