Bangarra Dance Theatre Opens Applications for 2024 David Page Music Fellowship

Bangarra Dance Theatre Opens Applications for 2024 David Page Music Fellowship

Geelong, Victoria – Australia’s premier Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts group, Bangarra Dance Theatre, is proud to announce the opening of applications for the 2024 David Page Music Fellowship. Named in honor of the esteemed Munaldjali and Nunukal man, David Page, who served as the company’s songman, composer, and music director, this fellowship continues his legacy of musical excellence and cultural contribution. Bangarra Dance Theatre Opens Applications for 2024 David Page Music Fellowship

Bangarra Dance Theatre Opens Applications for 2024 David Page Music Fellowship

The David Page Music Fellowship, first established in 2017, offers early-career Indigenous composers and musicians unique paid opportunities to collaborate on projects with Bangarra Dance Theatre. With David Page’s profound influence as the company’s musical core, the fellowship serves as a tribute to his enduring dedication and artistic vision.

In 2024, two Fellowships will be awarded to celebrate David’s remarkable life, diverse talents, and extensive contributions to theatre. Recipients of the fellowship have the privilege of immersing themselves in Bangarra’s creative milieu, working alongside seasoned mentors and contributing to new scores for the company’s productions.

Leon Rogers, a Woirimi man and past Fellow, expressed his gratitude for the fellowship, describing it as a transformative experience. “My creativity was ignited with the warmth and welcoming arms of all the staff at Bangarra,” Rogers shared. “Nothing compares to collaborating with the dancers and creative departments; you feel part of something meaningful and very special.”

The fellowship offers emerging music and sound artists the opportunity to refine their skills in a professional and culturally respectful setting. Under the mentorship of renowned composers Steve Francis and Brendon Boney, Fellows will enhance their creativity, composition, and production capabilities while contributing to Bangarra’s artistic endeavors.

Bangarra Dance Theatre encourages applications from individuals residing in regional and remote areas across Australia. To support participation, the company covers flights and accommodation expenses for Fellows residing outside of Sydney, where Bangarra’s studios are located on Gadigal Country.

Applications for the 2024 David Page Music Fellowship are now open until Wednesday, 25 April, 2024. Interested candidates can find more information and apply on the Bangarra website. Join Bangarra in honoring David Page’s legacy and contributing to the vibrant tapestry of Indigenous performing arts in Australia.

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