Shield

Photo: Eulanda Shead

Shield was a cross-art collaboration by Amaara Raheem, a contemporary tale about three voyages of discovery, and an Aboriginal bark shield.Not for the last time in her life Amaara finds herself packing a suitcase for a distant land. Shield is about the intertwining of personal history and world history; from Sri Lanka, to Australia, to London, Amaara Raheem and company take you on a vivid world journey told through vignettes of film and dance. Set to an original score, written and performed live by Tobia Sturmer: With fabulous, compelling percussion and a set made of silk, Shield is a beautiful expression of the notion of home, exploration, love and communication.

“Genuinely moving and enlightening” ★★★★ — The Public Reviews

“…amusing, and consistently creative, absorbing and mystifying.” —  What’s Peen Seen?

“…splendidly written as well as performed” — Everything Theatre

“…thought provoking” — Whatsonstage.com

“…exquisitely-performed” —  The British Theatre Guide

“Raheems’ performance is powerful. This story belongs to her and she holds it.” — BELLYFLOP Magazine

“…a highly atmospheric and evocative piece of theatre” — Platform

“Raheem’s strong performance is grounded in an abstract world, full of hidden messages” — One Stop Arts