Nominated Best Dance & Physical Theatre, Melbourne Fringe 2019
About Cabin Fever: Reid creates unique boutique performances combining dance, physical theatre and video projection in unusual locations, including underground tunnels, train carriages and convent hallways. Her new work, “Cabin Fever”, originally set in a cabin in a caravan park for Adelaide Fringe, is now set in a 1979 Windsor caravan for a maximum of 8 audience members. In this cross-art form structured improvisation Reid interacts and activates all aspects of the location—the physical space of the location and the bodies of the audience members—through a manipulation of dance, text and video projection. Over its 30-minute duration, themes of isolation, mortality, and social disconnection are playfully teased out through a visceral engagement with the living, breathing body. This woman is in search of a community that she can touch and play cards with—harking back to the ancient connections of ritual and risk and dancing up her ancestors—illuminated by the fluorescent hues of the mid 1970’s. Accompanying this solo is an original soundtrack collaged and manipulated by Dianne with contributions by Adelaide composer/musicians Stuart Day and Heather Frahn.
Expect to move and be moved in this half hour encounter with a woman contemplating escape.