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“...only Ilbijerri, our oldest indigenous theatre company, could speak with such empathic attunement to marginalised groups.” - The Age
Meet Dannii, Harley and Rose. Three teenagers. Three individuals. Three modern-day warriors on a quest for identity; fuelled with attitude and armed with ink and steel. When their paths cross unexpectedly, they realise that they might have found more than they were looking for. And that sometimes, the best way to look forward is by looking back…
BODY ARMOUR is the next instalment from the team behind the multi award-winning CHOPPED LIVER (which has been seen by almost ten thousand people in over 150 communities, schools and prisons across Australia).
Fresh, sassy and razor-sharp, BODY ARMOUR has been specifically designed for high school audiences, to raise awareness of Hepatitis C in the Indigenous community and beyond.
The story follows the journey of three teenagers as they experiment with at-risk activities such as piercing, tattooing and blood sharing. Timely comparisons to ancient body modification rituals gently remind us of the importance of history and culture in the search for identity and the need to belong.
Vibrant, funny and non-judgemental, the show’s power lies in its ability to open minds, discussions and possibilities.
Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)
Audience: Suitable for audiences age 16+. Performance includes infrequent coarse language, drug references and adult themes.
MORE INFO: Lisa Parris Producer T: 03 9329 9097 E: [email protected]
Performers Sandy Greenwood, Leroy Parsons & Maurial Spearim Director Margaret Harvey Writer Kamarra Bell Wykes Dramaturge John Romeril Set & Costume Designer Alison Ross Sound Designer Anna Liebzeit Tour Manager Jessica Smithett
4 June to 27 Sep 2012 - National Tour (Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales & Western Australia) 18 July to 12 August 2011 – Victorian Tour 2 to 27 August 2010 – Victorian Tour