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Skin

Skin

Skin is a program of two works: Shelter and Spear by Stephen Page. A story seeded from the Dreaming, from both Mother Earth and the male energy she bears, this work explores the knowledge, the challenges, and the hope of a people through lines of kinship and culture. Skin marks the first-time collaboration with Bangarra of award-winning Indigenous songwriter and performer, Archie Roach.

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About

As you enter the theatre for Skin, you are entering a timeless sacred space. Barely visible in low lighting, a woman and a boy start to unfold a story. The mother heart, the bonding spirit of the women in Shelter lay the foundation for the men of Spear to survive.

"My first inspiration was family kinship. I have seen how remote traditional families live. l have watched urban Aboriginal families !ive. I have watched my professional family - Bangarra - live. And my immediate family. I have been inspired by the traditional family kinship - about the way it respects the gender of men and women."

Stephen Page, 2000


Duration: 71 Minutes (plus interval)


Skin premiered in 2000 as a double bill which included Shelter and Spear.

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Credits

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Touring

Premiere Season: National Tour | 2000
Skin Program 2000

Adelaide Festival | 2002
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