Head down to the Red Earth Arts Precinct rooftop terrace for a balmy night under the stars and a screening of a five-star, highly acclaimed performance, Archives of Humanity, as part of a free school holiday program.

The City of Karratha is excited to host Under the Same Sky, bird making and contemporary dance workshops and Archives of Humanity performance screening, as part of the school holiday program, presented by co3 contemporary dance company through their regional touring.

In February 2021, Co3 Contemporary Dance presented ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Devised and directed by Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill and commissioned by Perth Festival, it celebrated community and explored ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis. It featured an inter-generational cast of 21 dancers plus a remarkable set of over 1500 fabric birds hand-made by members of our WA community using their own recycled clothing.

The creation of the set by community members was a concept developed by Raewyn Hill and Japanese sculptural artist Naoko Yoshimoto. The intent was to collect from individuals their written stories reflecting the life of the garment, immigration and isolation during the evolving pandemic. The stories were then displayed on a wall for audiences to read as they entered the performance and the birds united, soared above as a collective symbol of endurance and hope.

Co3 is now excited to share this experience to Regional WA through their FREE touring program called UNDER THE SAME SKY. The tour is made up of three key elements: bird making workshops, dance workshops and a public screening of ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY. Regional communities will have the opportunity to see this five-star, highly acclaimed world premiere production that captivated Perth audiences, and see how the birds formed an integral part of this new dance work.

More information about the Archives of Humanity and trailer are available here: ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY - Co3 Contemporary Dance
Event duration: 1.45 hours
Age: Recommended for age 12 and above
Location: The Shelf

Note: Please bring your own picnic, blankets, rugs, cushions, low chairs or bean bags. If you need to bring a high chair, you will be directed to sit behind all other patrons