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Raffertys Theatre


15 July 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening


Bangarra Dance Theatre’s outstanding dance work Spear returns to our big screen after sold out sessions in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

Striking and original, acclaimed artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page weaves story through dance to deliver an extraordinary cinematic experience in his feature film debut.

Using gesture and dance, with minimal dialogue, Spear follows a young Aboriginal man named Djali (Hunter Page-Lochard) from the outback to the streets of Sydney on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

Featuring brilliant Bangarra dancers and an evocative David Page score that combines a traditional and contemporary music, Spear is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists and one of the most affecting and spiritually resonant films.

Classification: M – Mature themes and coarse language
Distributor: CinemaPlus

Dates & Times:
Sunday 15 July 2018 at 6:45pm

Free, bookings required


Djali Hunter Page-Lochard
Suicide Man Aaron Pedersen
Big Man Djakapurra Munyarryun
Dingo Man Waangenga Blanco
Androgynous Man Kaine Sultan-Babij
Alcohol Man Beau Dean Riley Smith
Prison Man Daniel Riley
Abused Man Leonard Mickelo
Old Man Demela Wunungmurra
Romeo Romeo Munyarryun
Old Lady Elma Kris
Earth Spirit Yolande Brown
Woman Of Desire Nicola Sabatino


Co-Writer/ Director: Stephen Page
Producer: John Harvey
Co-Writers: Justin Monjo and Stephen Page
Composer: David Page
Contemporary Choreography: Stephen Page and Bangarra Dance Ensemble
Cultural Consultant/ Traditional Choreography: Djakapurra Munyarryun
Director Of Photography: Bonnie Elliott
Production Designer: Jacob Nash
Costume Designer: Jennifer Irwin
Editor: Simon Njoo
Sound Designer: Andy Wright
Line Producer: Belinda Mravicic
Executive Producers: Robert Connolly and Liz Kearney
Executive Director Bangarra Dance Theatre: Philippe Magid


Ticket Options

All tickets $Free


Approximately 1 hour 25 minutes (No interval)

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