X — Dance Hub SA: live-streamed improvised event

X — Dance Hub SA: live-streamed improvised event

Tomorrow at 4pm (ACST) Dance Hub goes live with “X” —the first of four interdisciplinary improvised events. Watch here   (starts 5 mins in) X is a performed improvised event and the breeding ground of Dance and Music experimentation extending the lineage of luminaries Merce Cunningham and John Cage using chance and randomness as creative tools….

Artist in Residence – International Centre for Choreography, Australian Dance Theatre

Artist in Residence – International Centre for Choreography, Australian Dance Theatre

“Screendance Studio—virtual undoings” I have just begun my six weeks in the Tanya Liedtke studio as artist in residence at the ADT’s International Centre for Choreography. With this artistic residency I want to develop ideas arising from a paper I wrote for The International Journal of Screendance Vol. 4 in 2014 titled “Fleshing the Interface”…

Yesterday’s Skeleton—a biopic

On 27 December 2020 my biopic “Yesterday’s Skeleton” was launched live on the Dance Hub SA Facebook page. In these first few weeks of its release it has chalked up 2.6K views and lots of terrific feedback. My 60 minute film is a physical etching on dance as a life practice and life as a…

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…

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…

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