Archives of Humanity

DATES:
5-13 February 2021

VENUE:
Studio Underground
State Theatre Centre of WA

 

A World Premiere Perth Festival Commission
Supported by Wesfarmers Arts

A compassionate and empowering new dance work devised and directed by Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill, exploring humanity and the tension between grace and truth.

Archives of Humanity is a living and emotive meditation on human existence. A reflection on where we suddenly and unexpectedly find ourselves today.

The work begins with an immersive and tactile journey through a remarkable set – a flock of birds, created by and carrying the stories of our WA community in isolation. Released, the birds united, soar as a collective symbol of endurance and hope. These sweeping narratives, of memories, desires and aspirations lead you into the performance.

A stunning score opens the performance, marking the next migration, echoing the movements of an ensemble of dancers in a gradual and persistent climbing arc of cyclical patterns. Some of the art world’s most striking scenes are reimagined in humanity’s tumultuous bid to transcend. To rise, to fall, but to always try to rise again – together.

Duration

60 min (latecomers not admitted)

Doors Open

30min prior to show

Post Show Q&A

Sat 6 Feb, Wed 10 & Thu 11 Feb (20mins)

Accessibility

Audio described performance Sun 7 Feb 4pm

Tactile tour available before the show on Sun 7 Feb 4pm

Age Suitability

12+

Production Note

Contains haze, strobe lighting and loud music.

Pricing Information

$49.00 Adult
$47.00 Concession * (Full-time University students, pensioners, unemployed)
$25.00 Student 12-18yrs (High school students)

* If purchasing Concession or Student priced tickets you will be required to present proof of concessionage at the Box Office in order to collect your tickets. Failure to comply will result in a re-issue of the tickets at the standard Adult price.

BIRD MAKERS PROJECT COMMUNITY OPEN DAYS

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 February 2021, 10am-4pm

FREE. Registrations Essential.

 

 

ARTISTIC CREDITS

RAEWYN HILL

Director

Gavin Webber

Dramaturg

Mark Haslam

Production Manager + Lighting Designer

Naoko Yoshimoto

International Artist

Bruce McKinven

Set Designer