STAR: Actor Hunter Page -Lochard as Djali in Spear.
STAR: Actor Hunter Page -Lochard as Djali in Spear. Contributed

Bangarra dancing on a Spear in Nimbin

THE 2015 film Spear will be screened in Nimbin on January 26.

Spear was Australia's first contemporary indigenous dance film directed by Bangarra Dance Theatre's artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page and produced by John Harvey.

The 84-minute film follows the story of a young aboriginal man named Djali (Cleverman's Hunter Page-Lochard) trying to reconcile ancient tradition with the modern world.

Mr Harvey said it was a challenge transforming what had originally been a dance work into a feature film.

"The original dance theatre work was 38 minutes long," he told The Northern Star in 2016.

"The other challenge for us was that Stephen (the director) when he was making this film, wanted to be true to the dance form.

"He wanted to keep that spirit and energy of Bangarra and bring that to the screen.

"I think there's a real energy and spirit of indigenous culture that people get from this film."

At the Nimbin Bush Theatre on Juanuary 26, 8pm. $10.


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