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…

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,…

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