ARCHITECT OF THE INVISIBLE
ARCHITECT OF THE INVISIBLE
11 – 15 OCTOBER
HEATH LEDGER THEATRE
STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
ARCHITECT OF THE INVISIBLE is an epic new work that investigates what drives a person to push beyond their perceived physical limits to accomplish the remarkable. Raewyn Hill draws on Dante’s Divine Comedy in creating a parallel series of movements representing each of the 101 cantos and reflective of plate illustrations depicting scenes from Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. Dante was the first Western writer to depict human beings, along this journey through a specific time, place and circumstance.
The narrative, inspired by this iconic literary text, is inextricably tied to the concept of an infinite journey. Raewyn explores the distinction between physical and psychological endurance in the struggle to keep moving forward despite all odds. A disarming and delicate interplay between the mind and body. The greatest feats of survival speak equally to the persistence and durability of the human spirit and the courage of those forced to undergo extraordinary trials.
Raewyn Hill and Co3 Dancers will be joined by students from LINK Dance Company in this world premiere new mainstage work. This is an exciting collaboration with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in the long-standing association between Co3 Contemporary Dance and LINK Dance Company.
Performance Dates & Times
Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm
Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm
Friday 13 October, 7.30pm
Saturday 14 October, 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 15 October, 4pm
A RESERVE: Adult $69, Concession $65,
Groups 6+ $55, Students $25
B RESERVE: Adult $60, Concession $55,
Groups 6+ $48, Students $25
C RESERVE (Restricted): $30
THE CHAIN PROJECT
A state-wide digital engagement project, launching in March 2023, will feed ideas from members of our community into the development of this new mainstage work. Devised by Raewyn Hill with video artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson and web developer Steve Berrick, THE CHAIN PROJECT, invites written responses to a video series hosted on Co3’s website. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Seven Ages of Man and the mystical interpretation of Bahá’u’lláh’s The Seven Valleys.
The resulting visual expressions are at once timeless and contemporary, specific and yet a poem of universality. The responses of one person become the prompt of reflection for the next viewer – creating a digital chain connecting ideas, people and place.
Co3, Artistic Director
Devisor & Director
Co-collaborator & Deviser
Production Manager &
LINK Dance Company
'Art in its finest form... emotive, powerful and original”
(Archive of Humanity, 2021) – Dance Australia