Dianne has choreographed 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

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“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