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
Duration: 38 Minutes
Spear premiered in 2000 in the double bill Skin which included Shelter and Spear.