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David Page David Page i(A82251 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Brisbane, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 29 Apr 2016
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Nunukul / Noonuccal ; Aboriginal Mununjali / Munaldjali ; Aboriginal Bundjalung
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BiographyHistory

David Page, singer, composer, actor and a senior collaborator with Bangarra Dance Theatre, was a descendant of the Nunkul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh tribe of south east Queensland. Page had studied saxophone, voice, composition and song at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music at the Adelaide University, and since 1992 composed music for many of the Bangarra Dance Theatre's major works.

Stephen Page, David's brother had been the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre since the late 1980s. His brother, Russell had also been an acclaimed dancer and choreographer for the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

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Awards for Works

Belong 2011 single work drama Indigenous story

'About' and 'ID' - are presented as 'Belong'. 'About' explores the representation and sensations of the various winds that blow through the lives of her people in the Torres Strait Islands. 'ID' questions the nature of Aboriginality.' (Source: AusStage website)

2012 Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
Mathinna 2008 single work drama Indigenous story

'Inspired by a young girl's journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the fragmented history of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional life and adopted into Western Colonial society, only to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage' (Source : www.bangarra.com.au (Sighted 07/10/2009)).

2009 Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia
Page 8 2004 single work drama 'Page 8', commissioned by ENERGEX Brisbane Festival and Company B, is a stage show about the life of David Page.
2005 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing : Theatre - Independent Writing
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