Dance Australia Review: Archives of Humanity

February 25, 2021

[…] While being equally artistically beautiful, Archives of Humanity offers an entirely different experience to that of the WA Ballet’s As One. Choreographed by artistic director Raewyn Hill, the work is a one-hour contemporary piece on human existence. Set in the State Theatre Centre’s Studio Underground, Archives of Humanity is an event before the dancing even begins. The corridor leading to…

Dance Review: Archives of Humanity, Perth Festival | Performing ArtsHub

February 22, 2021

This moving ensemble work by WA’s flagship contemporary dance company, Co3 Contemporary Dance, reflects the heartbeats of humanity in uncertain times. Descending the steep staircase of the State Theatre Centre’s Studio Underground feels a bit like entering a hidden cave. For this show, the darkened space is filled with hundreds of black bird sculptures which…

Restless, relentless and intensely rewarding | Seesaw Magazine Review

February 21, 2021

Descending a steep staircase to the Studio Underground, we are greeted by an eerie flock of black birds, hanging from the roof in a state of suspended animation. Designed by Japanese sculptural artist Naoko Yoshimoto and made by members of the West Australian community, this installation forms both the entrance and backdrop to Co3 Contemporary…

Perth Festival Archives of Humanity review: Explores versions of truth through inter-generational experiences

February 20, 2021

REVIEW: JESSIE STOELWINDER What is truth? This question seems to be at the core of Co3 Contemporary’s new work, Archives of Humanity. And the answer, explored over a charged hour, appears to be that there can be myriad versions of the same truth. Artistic director Raewyn Hill began developing the show three years ago as a…

Review | ‘Archives of Humanity’ brings a modern day epic to Perth Festival

February 20, 2021

Archives of Humanity | Studio Underground | til Feb 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The human spirit is most brilliant when resilient, and oh my… how the past year has tested our collective resilience. From the uncertainty of COVID-19 to the aching, isolating voids of lockdown, we have had to imagine new ways of bringing community…