Game Changers: in conversation with Stephen Page AO

Game Changers: in conversation with Stephen Page AO

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Auditorium 1, level 2

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Pl

South Brisbane, QLD 4101


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Join us to hear from Stephen Page AO of Bangarra Dance Theatre . Learn more about this bold, tireless leader.

About this event

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame and State Library of Queensland is proud to present Stephen Page AO, Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Born in Brisbane, Stephen is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland.

Stephen will be in an exclusive conversation with Janelle Christofis, that is guaranteed to be challenging, inspirational and memorable.

Learn from Queensland’s leading entrepreneurs in business, technology and the creative industries at Game Changers.

Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.

About Stephen Page AO

Stephen is a Nunukul/Munaldjali man of the Yugambeh Nation, South East Queensland. In 1991, Stephen was appointed Artistic Director (AD) of Bangarra and has choreographed over 27 works for the company. He directed the Indigenous sections for the 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and choreographed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Stephen has been involved in various film projects including directing his first full-length film SPEAR (2015). Some of his awards include an Honorary Doctorate of Creative Arts (UTS, 2015), NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement (2016), and an Order of Australia (AO) (2017). This year he created Wudjang – his last work as AD – an epic scale of song and dance, and a gift to his Father’s Yugambeh Country.

Image: Daniel Boud, supplied by Bangarra Dance Theatre

About our facilitator Janelle Christofis

Janelle Christofis is an arts Producer, Programmer, Presenter, Educator and Advocate.

After a successful career as a secondary teacher, Janelle commenced at QPAC in 1992 as Producer of “Statewide” arts education television program. Janelle remained in the Programming department at QPAC and worked in various producing and executive roles across all art forms and festivals including Brisbane Festival Dance Program, Out Of the Box Children’s Festival, KITE Arts Education Program and Clancestry Celebration of First Nations Art and Culture. In recent years Janelle was Executive Producer and Project Lead for QPAC’s International Series that presented the world’s major Ballet companies in Brisbane. For over twenty years at QPAC, Janelle co-presented with Bangarra, their annual season of works which forged her life long love and respect for Australia’s flagship dance theatre company.

Janelle was Program Development Manager when she left QPAC in March 2021. She is now self employed as a freelance producer and consultant.


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