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Stephen Page Stephen Page i(A110202 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Munaldjali people ; Aboriginal Bundjalung people ; Aboriginal Nunukul / Noonuccal people
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BiographyHistory

'Stephen Page is a descendant of the Nunukul, Munaldjali and Yugambeh people of south-east Queensland, and one of a trinity of talented brothers David and Russell. With an international reputation as a leading artistic director and choreographer, he is a former dancer for the Sydney Dance Company, and has been the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre since 1991. Bangarra's unique productions merge traditional and contemporary dance, oral traditions and social history, and have been acclaimed on the national and international touring circuits. His achievements include the Sidney Myer Individual Award as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Bank Festival of the Arts in 2004; the Matilda Award for Contribution to the Arts in Queensland in 2002; and two Helpmann Awards: Best Choreography for "Corroboree" in 2001, and Best New Australian Work and Best Dance Work for "Skin" in 2000.'

Source: apt5.asiapacifictriennial.com (Sighted 28/09/2007).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work

For 'Bennelong'.

2017 recipient Order of Australia Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) For distinguished service to the performing arts and contemporary dance, through enriching Australia's cultural environment, and by presenting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts to the world.
2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships – Dance Award $25,000.00

Awards for Works

Bennelong 2017 single work drama Indigenous story

'Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. In a tumultuous time of Australia’s history, Bennelong and his community left us with a legacy that transcended ‘first contact’.'

'Inspired by true events, this theatrical dance work highlights the extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy that led an Aboriginal community to survive a clash of cultures, contributing to the establishment of positive relationships between the Eora and the British, for a serene future.' (Source: Canberra Theatre Centre website)

2018 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work
2018 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
2018 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work
2018 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Ballet or Dance Work
Our Land People Stories 2016 single work drama Indigenous story

'Our land people stories is a new contemporary dance work showcasing the endless choreographic talents of the company and the infinite stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.' (Source: Bangarra Dance Theatre website)

2018 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Regional Touring Production
Blak 2013 single work drama Indigenous story

Blak is physical and edgy, drawn from the artists' urban perspectives, telling the stories of Indigenous Australia in powerful and moving dance theatre.(Source: Bangarra Dance Theatre website www.bangarra.com.au)

2014 shortlisted Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
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