Vale David Page

The award-winning composer and Bangarra artist in residence has died suddenly aged 55.
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Bangarra has requested that no image of David Page be published out of respect for cultural sensitivities. 

David Page, the resident composer and Music Director at Bangarra Dance Theatre, has died. The older brother of Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page, David Page was aged just 55.

The sad news was announced earlier today via the company’s Facebook page.

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Richard Watts OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts