Co:Youth Dance Company offers a platform for young people to explore and reflect on their understanding of themselves and the world around them through the medium of dance. Linked to the high-performance culture of the professional Main Company, Co:Youth Dance Company empowers our youth to communicate their views and ideas through the creation of a public performance. In a new five-year partnership this performance will be presented at AWESOME FESTIVAL beginning in 2020.

Led by Co:3 Australia’s Artist in Residence and guided by Co:3 Australia Teaching Artists, our young people create their own magical and imaginative world through creative processes. With youthful energy, participants discover the joy of creativity and performance through contemporary dance. Over a series of creative development intensives, participants will have the opportunity to create a site-specific work to be performed in AWESOME FESTIVAL.

Co:Youth Dance Company demonstrates the incredible capacity of these young dancers as emerging creative artists and powerful performers with a performance outcome.

Co:Youth Dance company is offered to Year 6 dancers and above. Positions are offered by Artistic Director Raewyn Hill. Eligible youth members must participate in Co:Y Training and/or Co:Y Creative Practice programs prior. Dancers will participate in 4 week-long creative intensives with the performance outcome in AWESOME FESTIVAL 2020. Intensives will take place at King Street Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street Perth, WA 6000 on a weekday between 4.30pm-7.30pm.

Cost: $1,200 per annum

Please note, performance will take place week 5-9 October 2020. Performance time and dates to be confirmed.