Amnesty Southern Group and the Cygnet Arts Council invite you to a screening of a film by Stephen Page, SPEAR. It will be held at the Cygnet Supper Room, Town Hall in Mary Street.
Featuring the brilliant Bangarra dancers and an evocative David Page score combining traditional and contemporary music, Spear tells a contemporary Aboriginal story.
“It follows a young Aboriginal man, Djali, as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.
Two Aboriginal clans from urban and remote communities live in an apocalyptic world and must decide who will be the new leader for the next 100 year cycle. Spear explores what this means to Aboriginal men through dance, physical movement, spoken word, hip hop, traditional song and story.
Featuring dancers from Stephen’s highly acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, this is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists as he brings this modern day mythology to the screen. Page took a 37-minute contemporary dance piece out of the theatre and into the world, from the bush to urban Sydney.
Beautifully shot, Spear is an abstract film made up of dance pieces in a warehouse, tunnels, a prison, a rock platform by the ocean and other less specific locations.
Spear is based on the work of the same name from Bangarra’s Skin double bill from 2000.” (creativespirits.info)