Artistic Director Stephen Page
Born in Brisbane, Stephen is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland.
Stephen has developed a signature body of 23 works and continues to reinvent Indigenous story-telling, notably directing the Indigenous sections for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
To celebrate Bangarra’s 25th anniversary in 2014, Stephen choreographed Patyegarang. In 2016, celebrating his 25th year as Artistic Director, Stephen received both the NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award and JC Williamson Award, as well as premiering Nyapanyapa, his 23rd work for Bangarra, as part of the OUR land people stories triple bill.
In 2017, Stephen was honoured with the Australia Council Dance Award for significant contributions to the cultural and artistic fabric of the nation.
Premiering in June at the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong (a work based on the life of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior man of the Eora Nation) will mark Stephen’s 24th work for Bangarra.