Bangarra Dance Theatre has announced that the 2024 David Page Music Fellowship program is now open for applications until 24 April, 2024.

David Page. Photo © Tiffany Parker. This photograph is used with the permission of Bangarra Dance Theatre and David Page’s family.

A Munaldjali and Nunukal man, Roy David Page – Dubboo to his friends – was Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Songman, Composer and Music Director. He died in 2016 but his legacy lives on as the musical heartbeat of the company to which he dedicated so much of his life, alongside his brother, the choreographer Stephen Page.

Inaugurated in 2017, the David Page Music Fellowship provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander composers/musicians early in their careers with paid opportunities to collaborate on various projects with the company. In 2024, there will be two Fellowships awarded.

The program offers emerging music/sound artists the opportunity to work in a professional, culturally respectful, and collaborative environment, guided by highly experienced mentors.

This is a paid Fellowship for which the Fellows are expected to spend at least four weeks at Bangarra’s studios on Gadigal Country, in Sydney, throughout 2024.

During the Fellowship, recipients will enhance...