Run Time: 86 mins

Showcasing the amazing work that is being captured on film from 2 dance companies: Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia and Eisenhower Dance in the USA.

Five Tangos (USA) – 28:17
World Premiere 
Extended Short Film

Choreographer – Stephanie Pizzo

Concept – Stephanie Pizzo
Producer – Detroit Institute of Arts, Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Zazu Creative Studio

Alex Hlavaty, Brooke Mainland, Emily Bezbatchenko, Tara Charvat, Michael Teasley III, Tyler Kerbel, JP Jofre-Bandoneon, Welsey Hornpetrie, Nathaniel Cornell, Emelyn Bashour, Meg Rohrer

The FIVE TANGOS, an original production first conceived for the stage, was scheduled to premiere at the Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre in November 2020. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the collaborators reimagines the project for film and pivoted to utilizing four iconic metro Detroit locations selected for creative ambience and intimacy: the Crystal Gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Promenade at the Guardian Building, Meadowbrook Hall, and the Scarab Club.

Archives of Humanity (Australia) – 58:12
Live Performance Capture

Designed, Devised & Directed – Raewyn Hill
Composer – Eden Mulholland
Dramaturg – Richard Longbottom

Artistic Associate – Alice Kell
Sculptural Artist – Naoko Yoshimoto
Production Manager & Lighting Designer – Mark Haslam
Design Associate – Bruce McKinven
Costume Associates – Nora Stelter, Bec Simpkins
Stage Manager – Liam Murray
Production Assistants – Scott Galbraith, Stephanie Thackray
Production Coordinator – Tanya Rodin
Camera Operation – Lush Digital
Videography & Film Editing – Jess Russell

Mitchell Aldridge, Claudia Alessi, Mitch Harvey, Storm Helmore, Alex Kay, Yilin Kong, David Mack, Matthew Morris, Jo Omodei, Otto Pye, Russell Thorpe, Luci Young

Presented by Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia A Perth Festival Commission  A compassionate and empowering dance work devised and directed by Raewyn Hill, exploring humanity and the tension between grace and truth.  ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY is a living and emotive meditation on human existence. A celebration of community, exploring the ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis.  The work features a remarkable set – a flock of birds, created by and carrying the stories of members of the Western Australian community in isolation. The birds united, soar as a collective symbol of endurance and hope. The sweeping narratives in the performance embrace the memories, desires, and aspirations of an affected community.  Eden Mulholland’s stunning score opens the performance, 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.