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.

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Co:Youth Dance Company program has been cancelled, including all intensive rehearsals and performances.

Introducing Co:Youth Dance Company 2020

Katt Osborne
Artist in Residence

Chiara Briotti
Asta Briotti
Elysia Briotti
Issabelle Clarke
Jenna Gold
Ava Hart
Hannah Kader
Michaela Ladbrook
Bunmi Lilley
Marlon Maton
Arianwen Painter-Jones
Emily Parry
Otto Pye
Ffion Romans
Lyela Singh
Trinity Sorenson

Imogen Thompson
Brianna Venables

Co:Youth Understudy Program Members
Miles Tawns
Tara Rogers

Intensive Dates

Intensive #2 – Monday 20 – Friday 24 April (10am – 4pm daily)

Intensive #3 – Monday 13 – Friday 17 July, 2020 (10am – 4pm daily)

Intensive #4 – Saturday 26 – Wednesday 30 September, 2020 (10am – 4pm daily)

Performances Thursday 1 and Friday 2 October, 2020 (Performance times TBC)