Productions

Spear

Skin

  • Sydney, North East Arnhem Land

Spear explores the problems Aboriginal men face in urban and remote communities. Spear marks the first-time collaboration with Bangarra of award-winning indigenous songwriter and performer, Archie Roach.

Productions

About

Spear marks the first-time collaboration with Bangarra of award-winning indigenous songwriter and performer, Archie Roach. Spear explores the problems Aboriginal men face in urban and remote communities, starting in childhood. Spiritual forces are represented by an elder spirit from a traditional homeland, an urban spirit who has worked through so much that he is cleansed by his own efforts, and a new spirit in the body of a child.

This production features the First Nations' language Yolngu Matha (North East Arnhem Land).


Sections of Spear

  • Introduction
  • Suicide
  • Rirrpi (Dingo)
  • Jokes Section
  • Nunagie
  • Archie - 'Brother' Yarn
  • Petrol
  • Hanging Man
  • Cleansing
  • Archie - 'Small Child'

Duration: 38 Minutes


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

Productions

Credits

Productions

Touring

Premiere Season: National Tour | 2000
Skin: Spear Program 2000

    • National tour NSW, VIC, QLD
      2000
    • Victorian Arts Centre - currently known as the Arts Centre Melbourne
      10 October - 14 October

Adelaide Festival | 2002
Skin: Spear | Adelaide Festival | 2002