Mind The Gap Residency

I am excited to announce that I am the recipient of The Mind The Gap Residency, which is a partnership between Dance Hub SA and Tasmania’s award winning dance company, Tasdance. In 2019 the Residency  provides a SA-based artist the opportunity to create, research, build upon and stretch their creative parameters during a week of…

Cabin Fever

Adelaide Fringe 2019 I premiered a new site specific work a couple of weeks ago at the Adelaide Fringe to great responses from audiences and reviewers. Cabin Fever not only got 5 star reviews but also won the Adelaide Fringe Bank SA weekly award for Best Dance! https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/adelaide-fringe/other-events/adelaide-fringe-review-2019-cabin-fever/news-story/a9d4fe73f9dc137cb89cb066da312a72 https://www.theatretravels.org/reviews/review-cabin-fever-at-adelaide-caravan-park?fbclid=IwAR08iTppW1S9BFcw31PCBUd6-9839v_c5LlTqpfD_L9NSi-dgRNxeU6W_Rg Thanks to the wonderful staff at…

Guest poet at Poet’s Corner

I am honoured to have been invited to read as one of the local guests at Poets Corner this coming Sunday 25 March 6-8pm at the BBC Cafe, 665/667 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae. Rick Boland is the other local featuring with me between the open mike sets.          Bookings essential: PH 59820295…

Dance Interrogations in Ten Days on the Island 2017

Dance Interrogations in Ten Days on the Island 2017

  Dance Interrogations just keeps evolving thanks to the support of Salamanca Arts and Ten Days on the Island. The work began as my solo in an underground tunnel at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe, then a blacked out hotel room at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe, relocated into a train carriage at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe, and…

Interrogating practice—12 November 2016

Interrogating practice—12 November 2016

video witnessing   After watching Mel standing against the wall, I stood still and saw myself “watching” (or hearing, or feeling) at different stages in my life—from a child, past the present, to eventually laying face down.   Mel reflecting on Dianne’s solo descending to the floor:   An envelope arrives Stopping to hear someone’s…

A reflection on “Dance Interrogations 2016” —by Tamara Searle

A reflection on “Dance Interrogations 2016” —by Tamara Searle

  Dance Interrogations 2016: In Contemplation of Fragility and Strength   What is our relationship to the inevitable fallibility of our body? What kind of support will we accept from technologies and from others? Through the lens of a stark and tender portrait of partnership, Dance interrogations 2016 examines our vulnerabilities and resilience.  It is…

Text used in Dance Interrogations 2016

Text used in Dance Interrogations 2016

The following is text used in the video or audio of Dance Interrogations 2016 by Dianne Reid and Melinda Smith.     Journey to Emma’s House (by Dianne Reid, 2008)   They are climbing a snowy slope. Their feet scrape, slip. Breath in little clouds in front of their faces. …women climbing, pioneers, no footprints…

Journal article “Improcinemania” published in Brolga 40

Journal article “Improcinemania” published in Brolga 40

I am pleased to announce that the latest edition of Brolga is online featuring six papers on dance improvisation. I am in good company with Melbourne colleagues Olivia Millard (also editor of this edition), Shaun McLeod, Jason Marchant, Peter Fraser and Anne Scott Wilson. Find it here Brolga 40

A response to “Dance Interrogations (a diptych)” by Jaye Hayes

A response to “Dance Interrogations (a diptych)” by Jaye Hayes

    the disorient express an expression of proximity to the angle of loss the moving within parameters, without direction frame & shift, my body & hers I meet her gaze, I feel her grief mirror mine I am hollow I am rattled I am moving still I have taken this train before but this…

Dance Interrogations (a diptych)

Dance Interrogations (a diptych)

Just a month out from the Melbourne Fringe season of my next development of Dance Interrogations—this time (a diptych), a two part event across two locations, a couple of hours apart. This is a reworking and refinement of the “Dance interrogations (in the red train)” solo from 2013 and the 2014 duet “Unbecoming” with Melinda…

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Nothing But Bones In The Way - Trailer :: Dianne Reid and Melinda Smith 2018