In the Land of Spirits

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In the land of Spirits, was produced,co-composed and directed in 1988 by John Kim Bell and premiered at the National Arts Centre. It was the first-ever full scale Aboriginal dance production.


The Creator descends to the Earth at the beginning of time and marries Winona, the first human. Later, Winona travels through time and meets one whom she believes to be the Creator, who has fallen prey to alcoholism. When Winona is kidnapped to the evil spirit world, The Land of Spirits, the man overcomes his disease and enters the evil realm to battle for his and her survival. Through love and courage he saves Winona and returns to the Earth a restored man.