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

“Dance Here”

“Dance Here”

I recently worked on two events as part of the Yarra Ranges “Dance Here” program.            DancEscape—an interactive dance event with Melinda Smith in the Montrose Public hall. I designed and edited the video projections which framed our improvised dance duet. Here’s a short edit of the hour-long DancEscape program.  …

Flings with Strings

Flings with Strings

It was a wonderful night at the Abbotsford Convent’s ‘Oratory’ on Wednesday 17 February with special guest cellist Jo Quail. I also screened my latest screendance “Faldinghurst” featuring Gülsen Özer (also featuring the music of Jo Quail). See video documentation of the evening HERE

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…

Why do I dance?

Why do I dance?

Recently I interviewed Mel Smith at the National Dance Forum about why she dances…she, in turn, sent me some questions to answer. These are my answers: why do you dance? Why wouldn’t I? I can’t imagine not dancing…it has just bubbled out of me—how I feel, images in my head, dreams about places and people…

Music that moves me

I saw/heard Jo Quail last night, UK based cellist/composer visiting Australia just now. It was a small but captivated audience at the Toff in Town venue but I kept thinking of how she would have resonated in the gorgeous Melbourne Recital Centre (where I heard/saw The Necks just over a week ago) I found Jo Quail’s…

“Unbecoming” Review in Indian news

Indian dancer, arts activist and writer Mallika Sarabhai has written an article about my current performance work with Melinda Smith “Unbecoming” See the link to “The Week” here

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