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Bookmarks Newsletter: February 2017 edition published


2016 Australian Plays – Top 50 Best Sellers



Australian Plays published in 2016



Spear
by Bangarra Dance Theatre

Spear

A foot in each world. A heart in none.

Acclaimed Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephen Page brings Bangarra Dance Theatre's outstanding dance work SPEAR to the screen. Striking and original, 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 North East Arnhem Land 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 the brilliant Bangarra dancers and an evocative David Page score that combines 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 of the year.

Classification: Mature themes and coarse language
Release Date: 19/10/2016
Runtime: 81.0 mins


Raising the Curtain
 

Raising the Curtain

Australia’s live theatre history is brought to life in this landmark series. From humble beginnings amidst convict enclaves to a future bright with internationally recognised stars and world-class spectaculars, Australian theatre is celebrated over three jam-packed episodes.

an SBS programme that is an in-depth look at the history of Australian theatre.

Raising the Curtain is a 3 hour series that documents the Australian stage, how it found its unique voice and talks to the people that helped build the industry. Made with the assistance of Screen Australia with archival footage, the real drawcard of this series is the interviews with such luminaries as David Williamson, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, John Bell and Ray Lawler.





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