15th National Rural Health Conference

At the end of March I was invited by producer/dance artist extraordinaire, Kelly Drummond Cawthon, to be part of the ‘Arts and Health’ component of the National Rural Health Conference in Hobart. It was a huge event with over a thousand delegates who could watch a collection of my films running on loop on the…

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! Read the Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review by Theatre…

Dancing Adelaide

Dancing Adelaide

A few months ago I returned once more to Adelaide—its beautiful beaches and more intimate scale is a welcome relief from the increasing mayhem of Melbourne. I have begun to introduce some dance classes and improvisation workshops at the centrally located Finsart studio, Level 4, 14 Grenfell Street, Adelaide https://finsart.com.au Contemporary Dance—Tuesdays 6–7.30 pm  …

“The Moves” —a festival to Move or be Moved

“The Moves” —a festival to Move or be Moved

In just over a week I will be presenting an hour-long program of my screendance works, including my hot off the press documentary “Nothing but bones in the way” at the Moonah Arts Centre. The screening is called “Screenbodies—looking beyond the surface” and runs on Saturday 3pm (just before my workshop…see below). I’m also facilitating…

Brolga Issue 41

Brolga Issue 41

I am particularly proud of the latest issue of Brolga—edited by my dance (and Deakin) colleagues Shaun McLeod and Olivia Millard—having close connections to a number of the projects written about in it (and have quite a few of my video and still images published within them).  In addition to the paper I have co-authored…

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…

Spasmotive

Spasmotive

I have been directing rather than dancing with my collaborator Mel Smith over the past few months. “Spasmotive” is a creative development for a solo work for her utilising circus systems and rigging at the Women’s Circus to find new ways for her to move and express. The other collaborators involved are rigger/trainer Franca Stadler,…

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…

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