Paper, Scissors, Rocket!

Co3’s first independently commissioned work for primary schools, Paper, Scissors, Rocket! was created for a regional tour in July – August 2016. With the support of Country Arts WA and Healthway through the Act-Belong-Commit initiative, Co3 visited 23 primary schools, delivering 22 performances and 52 workshops over 3 weeks across regional Southwest WA.

Join Co3 dancers on a fun and exciting adventure where two friends explore their strengths and weaknesses, and work together to create a space for collaboration and compromise. Watch the dancers progress through a series of games and challenges, discovering their similarities and differences and how each person is valuable in their own way.

One character prefers things to be ordered, while the other is happy to figure things out as they go. In the end, they discover that sometimes you need to make a plan, whereas other times it’s okay to take a risk; the most important thing is combining your talents and working together.

Themes: Compromise || Collaboration || Teamwork || Creativity || Positive Risk-Taking

Dancers: Ella-Rose Trew and Zoe Wozniak

Choreographers: Unkempt Dance (Carly Armstrong, Jessica Lewis, Amy Wiseman)

This program is supported by Country Arts WA.

Choreographed by Unkempt Dance

Image by Darren Smith

Unkempt Dance is a Perth based collective comprised of Amy Wiseman, Carly Armstrong and Jessica Lewis. All former LINK Dance Company members with a mutual interest in the unconventional, Unkempt formed in 2010 and have since created, performed and produced original work for Perth Fringe World (2014 City of Perth Dance Award winners), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Short and Sweet Dance (two time winners of the People’s Choice Award), The Blue Room Theatre and STRUT Dance seasons. Since 2014 Unkempt have been commissioned to create work for WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company (presented in Perth, Australia and Montpellier, France), the National Architecture Conference at the State Theatre Centre, Perth, the Library Nightclub and most recently for Co3’s regional performance and workshop tour. Unkempt Dance aim to amuse and engage a diverse audience with their idiosyncratic style of dance theatre, mixed with a little bit of charm.