COVID-19 PUBLIC STATEMENT Co:Y + Education Program Update
Co:3 Australia is making some programming adjustments in response to Government medical advice and restrictions pertaining to COVID-19.
We will be suspending our Co:Y Program and Education Program until Term 3, 2020.
This includes all week-nightly classes at King Street Arts Centre and all workshops delivered in schools. Teachers will be contacted about workshop cancellations. For participants currently involved in the Co:Youth Dance Company program, we will be in touch with you directly to discuss next steps.
We would encourage those currently enrolled in the Co:Y program to consider donating your fees to the company. This will enable us to provide continued employment for our artists, to enrich our programs and plan for the release of new work in the future. We will be in contact with you regarding the treatment of your class fees for the remainder of Term 1.
The health and wellbeing of our young participants and teaching artists is our utmost priority and we hope you understand this difficult decision. We are currently working to devise alternate methods of engagement and connection for our young dancers and will be excited to share these with you soon!
We are working closely with our collaboration partners – Australian Dance Theatre, West Australian Ballet, West Australian Opera and Awesome Festival – on our 2020 performance seasons. We will keep you informed about any performance and program changes that may still be necessary in response to the evolving situation.
We are focussed on ensuring that Co:3 emerges from these unprecedented times stronger – both financially and artistically with the support of our artists and loyal supporters. As the State’s contemporary dance company, we are committed to ensuring the arts remain at the forefront of the wellbeing of our community, now more than ever.