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…

DSW

DSW

My 2015 screendance DSW gets its first (international) screening at the Dance Film Festival UK on Saturday August 8. It will be screened all day as part of the Private Cinema Installation at O2 Think Big Hub, Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT. This screendance was created as an artefact of my evolving performance practice with Melinda…

A love poem for the red rattler

A love poem for the red rattler

    red rattler We began as a clumsy collision our bodies bumping and bruising with each dance of the carriage a rattling rumba… ti ti ka ti, ti ti ka ti, 1 2 & 3, now where are we? We try to make each other fit, etch ourselves upon the other We spend time…

Dance Interrogations (in the red train)

Dance Interrogations (in the red train)

I have just edited the video documentation of a couple of performances of the Melbourne Fringe Festival season in the red train at CERES watch on YouTube

in the moment
I'm noticing
I'm working with what I'm noticing
a form emerges

Red Rattler Video :: Dianne Reid