Stephen Page

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Stephen Page is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland.

As Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance There since 1991, Stephen has developed a body of signature works — including ID, Ochres, Skin, Bush and Mathinna — that have become milestones in the Australian performing arts.

Stephen continues to reinvent Indigenous story‐telling both within Bangarra and through collaborations with other performing arts companies, notably directing the Indigenous sections for the 2000 Sydney Olympic games Opening and Cloning Ceremonies; as Artistic Director of the 2004 Adelaide Festival of the Arts; and writing and directing Bloodland with Wayne Blair and Kathy Balngayngu Marika for Sydney Theatre Company in association with Bangarra.

Stephen’s film works include choreography for Bran Nue Day and The Sapphires. In 2012 Stephen directed Sand as part of The Turning, a collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton.

In 2008 Stephen was named NSW Australian of the Year in recognition of his efforts to bring cultures together through the performing arts and his commitment to developing the next generation of Indigenous story‐tellers. In 2010 he was honoured at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards …

Books by Stephen Page