Creative screendance exchange

Creative screendance exchange

Emma Wilson is an ex dance student of mine (Deakin University) and a dancer in one of my early screendance works “Neglect“ A few months ago she got back in touch asking if I would be interested in being part of a mentoring/creative exchange project with her. The result was two months of virtual exchange…

Communal Bloom Strategy

Communal Bloom Strategy

Another great initiative from Dance Hub SA that I am pleased to be a recipient of is the Dance.Focus project, supporting the making of 4 new screendance works to be screened online from August 17. My proposal, Communal Bloom Strategy brings together a group of dancers with whom I danced or studied in the 1980’s…

Writing a biography—Yesterday’s Skeleton

Writing a biography—Yesterday’s Skeleton

As I have mentioned in earlier posts (about my Mind The Gap and Dance Hub SA residencies), I’m working on the bio-pic “Yesterday’s Skeleton.” I’m trawling through my dance history to keep hold of it, to acknowledge the breadth and diversity of it and the community of bodies, my dance kin, that resonate within it….

Dance Hub SA Residency—May 2020

  Tomorrow I begin a week’s residency at Dance Hub SA as part of their 2020 Artist Residencies program. What perfect timing, emerging from a couple of months of revisiting the archives and reflecting on possible new directions, to have a studio space all to oneself to dance, write and reflect, film and edit! And…

Dance With Dianne – COVID19 Creative Strategies

Dance With Dianne – COVID19 Creative Strategies

I am embracing the positives of change—using lockdown as a time to reflect and celebrate my dance/teaching practice by creating an online archiving project of my contemporary dance material (while i can still do it!) Any contributions toward the associated costs (studio hire, equipment upgrade, online costs/fees) greatly appreciated. Facebook Page here Hope to dance…

Slowing in 3 dimensions

  Slowing in 3 dimensions   I designate the heading through movement rather than volume, an italic rather than a bold, a leaning, a giving in to gravity, an acknowledgement of my interconnection to the forces of nature.   Earlier, I was reading a physical book—words printed onto paper, once a tree now held in…

Fringe Festival Fever 2020

Whew! I’m six weeks in to 2 months of assorted Fringe performances! This is what’s been happening… The Smithergreens    The Smithergreens had their inaugural (not inaudible, although I did have a dodgy throat the week before!) season at the intimate and funky Basem3nt Studios in Featherstone Place just off Rundle Mall in the Adelaide CBD. Johnnie…

The price of independence

The last 2 years I have doggedly fulfilled a couple of my artistic aims: the documentary film (Nothing but bones in the way) and the new solo show (Cabin Fever). Great artistic results and accolades with 2 awards, 2 nominations, 4 outstanding reviews and much positive audience feedback. It has cost me around $10,000 and…

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…

Dance Documentary Screening and Artist Q & A at ReelHeART, Canada

Dance Documentary Screening and Artist Q & A at ReelHeART, Canada

    Mel and I will be Skyping in to Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (Canada) early on Saturday 22nd June after the screening of our documentary “Nothing But Bones in the Way” for a post screening discussion on “Dance, Disability and the Human Condition in the Arts.” This is part of the 15th Annual ReelHeART International…

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