A host of outstanding dancers and choreographers has earned Australia a global reputation for taking the art form to new heights.

The Australia Council fosters the development and growth of Australian dance. It supports excellence, encourages participation, increases distribution and builds artistic sustainability. Its vision is to see dance thrive.

Australian dance is recognised for its athleticism, distinctive style and diversity.

Australia Council Dance Award – Stephen Page Q&A

What does winning the award mean to you?
I am always so humbled when recognised for my creative professional being and I truly believe I have one of the most fortunate and privileged position in our arts industry. This prestigious award reaffirms the importance of our culture and our dance stories. Thank you must go to all the incredible artists who have worked by my side over the years - my brothers, my Bangarra family who are with me every day in the studio, and the many cultural consultants we have collaborated with along the way. 

What are you currently working on?
We’re currently working on Bennelong, a full-length work that explores the life of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior man of the Eora from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. With extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy, Bennelong led his community to survive a clash of cultures, and left a legacy that reverberates through contemporary life. The work will premiere in June at the Sydney Opera House. 

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Stephen Page
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