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

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
2016 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia J. C. Williamson Award

Awards for Works

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
Terrain 2012 single work drama Indigenous story

'Described as a hymn to country, Terrain transports us to Lake Eyre the place of Australia’s inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Bangarra explores the relationship of Indigenous people to country and how landscape becomes a second skin.' (Source: Bangarra Dance Theatre website)

Bangarra Dance Theatre – Best Ballet or Dance Work, Helpmann Award, 2013

Deborah Brown – Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, Helpmann Award, 2013

Jennifer Irwin – Contribution to the Australian Arts Community by an individual (Costume Design), Arts Hub Award, 2012

Jacob Nash – Emerging Artist Award for an individual (Set Design), Arts Hub Award, 2012

Nominations

Bangarra Dance Theatre Ensemble – Best Ensemble, Green Room Award, 2013

Frances Rings – Betty Pounder Award for Choreography, Green Room Award, 2013

Kaine Sultan-Babij – Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, Green Room Award, 2013

Jhuny-Boy Borja – Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, Green Room Award, 2013

Frances Rings – Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, Helpmann Award, 2013

David Page – Best Original Score, Helpmann Award, 2013

Bloodland 2011 single work drama

'In an expanse of red dust, pounded by the hot Arnhem Land sun, a telegraph pole protrudes from the earth; a symbol of the scar that the modern world has left on an ancient community. This is Cherish's place. This is where she hides away from the real world, speaks to imagined friends and is visited by the ghosts of relatives long dead. On a day like any other the sound of a mobile phone singing out cuts through the thick dusty air, interrupting the young woman's solitude. As she calmly claws for the phone in the dirt, Cherish unearths the body of a dead boy.

Outsider Cherish will be our guide through a community torn in two, divided by moiety. At the centre of the story she will tell us is a young couple: two star-crossed lovers united in their devotion but separated by blood. Theirs is a tale of social dysfunction, black on black conflict and the difficulties of observing traditional lore in a community permeated by western culture.' (Sydney Theatre Company website)

2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Drama Script (Stage) Award
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