Dianne has choreographed upwards of 35 live contemporary dance works, mostly for independent or community dance settings and tertiary dance programs.


I often incorporate text in my choreographic process as a tool for generating material with the dancers.  Some of this text becomes incorporated in performance (either spoken by the dancers or incorporated in the soundtrack), but the majority of it functions as a device for finding particular rhythms and qualities in the movement and to provide imagery and a shared history for the performers. Essentially, my process is about setting up relationships that allow risk, that reveal the individual, and then my artwork is about making the connections.Dianne Reid
Finally, Dianne Reid and Luke Hickmott gave us Magnificent Sadness, physically more complex than the other pieces. Led by different body parts moving into and out of the floor, Hickmott covered the floor in a way in which the other pieces did not, engaging in a range of movement qualities. The pace of his execution, the density of muscular tone, the sense of tension, and breadth of focus varied, as well as the way in which space was covered added a depth to this short piece. Magnificent Sadness Review : Philipa Rothfield in RealTime 86

Dianne Reid Choreography CV:

August X (2021) One of five choreographers for this inaugural livestream event by Dance Hub SA

I have this collection… (2013) 22 mins, 10 dancers, Deakin University
Closer Terror No Sir Nearer (2010) 19 mins, 6 dancers, Deakin University
A Broken Puzzle (2010) 20 mins, 11 dancers, Weave Movement Theatre
Perfectly Imperfect (2010) Theatre piece, Fusion Theatre/Wheel Women (Dir: Larry Boyd)
Vargkaffe (Wolfcoffee) (2009) 45 mins. Choreography: Reid, Durning, Skånberg-Dahlstedt, Ricklundgarden, Saxnas, Sweden. (Funded by a travel grant of $3700 from Arts Victoria)
Magnificent Sadness (2008) 10 mins, solo for Luke Hickmott, Girls on Boys Dancehouse
Needing & Wanting Things (2007) 16 mins, 11 dancers, Victorian College of the Arts
Place between two rivers (2007) 25 mins, 6 dancers, Room2Move Youth Dance Co, Geelong
Unfixed (2006) 50 mins, 10 dancers, Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad & Mumbai, India
(Funded with a Performing Arts residency of $12,000 from Asialink)
Caravan Ride (2005) 5 mins, 8 dancers, Splash Festival, Geelong
Friends of Yoko (2003) 22 mins, 12 dancers, Deakin University
Scenes from another life (2003) 22 mins, solo, Bodyworks Dancehouse
Other (2002) 25 mins, 24 performers, Deakin University
Enough Said (2001) 12 mins, 21 dancers, Deakin University
Stay Standing (2001) 7 mins, solo for Katie Moore, Kings St Arts Centre, Perth
27 Seconds (2000) 18 mins, 17 dancers, Legacy, WAAPA, Perth
Calm (1999) 5 mins, solo, Great Escapes, Dancehouse
Vision Quest (1999) 11 dancers, Deakin University
Lerv (1998) 18 dancers, Deakin University
The 12 stages of adventure (1998) mins, 6 dancers, Dancehouse
Lay Bare (1997) 17 mins, solo, SomeBodies & Mixed Metaphor, Dancehouse
Wrecked (1997) 60 mins, collaboration with Daryl Pellizzer & Kim Vincs, Deakin University
Motion sickness (1997) 5 mins, solo, Great Escapes, Dancehouse
Point of view (1996) duet with Jane Mortiss, Bodyworks, Dancehouse
A Deep let Go (1996) 22 dancers, Deakin University
Itch (1996) 6 mins, solo, Great Escapes, Dancehouse
Blue Lake Festival (1994/95) Opening and Closing ceremonies, Mt. Gambier
Whitehorse Festival (1994) Outdoor Community Theatre Event, Box Hill
Betrayal (1993) quartet & 16mm film, Danceworks at the Gasworks, Danceworks
The Eyes Have It (1991) Off the Cuff, Danceworks, Extensions Studio
Excuses (1990) Alive & Kicking, Danceworks, Extensions Studio
Clubbing (1990) Freestyling, Danceworks, South Melbourne
Hanging by a Threat (1989) Really Working, Outlet Dance, Adelaide
Splice of Life (1989) Motor Drive, Outlet Dance, Adelaide
Talkback (1988) 11 mins, New Works, Outlet Dance, Adelaide

“I am interested in facilitating a creative exchange with my dancers, one which enriches my choreographic process and which can support each dancer’s performance narrative."

Video : "Magnificent Sadness"

Magnificent Sadness Video :: Dianne Reid