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Dianne Reid intelligently explores loneliness, longing and escape…her use of space is fantasticMyron My, My Melbourne Arts
Funny, shrewd, lightning fast, mind-f***ingly, ricochetingly clever! Left me breathless.Chris Boyd@MelbourneArts
absorbing, immersive…a must-see new showPeter Burdon, The Advertiser. 5 stars
top-notch, intimate, cross-artform physical theatreLisa Lanzi, Theatre Travels
Weekly Winner, Best Dance, Adelaide Fringe 2020
Nominated Best Dance & Physical Theatre, Melbourne Fringe 2019
Weekly Winner, Best Dance, Adelaide Fringe 2019

Dear friends,

I was lucky to get through my Adelaide Fringe season of “Cabin Fever” before things went into lockdown, although my tour to Mount Gambier Fringe was cancelled. I’ve edited together video footage taken from several of the shows I did in the caravan at Henley Square to enable audiences to have an online experience of the award-winning work. It is also a great cultural study to watch the different audience reactions and interactions in those up close contact days of yore!

Anyone can buy an online viewing ($20 ticket price) through the Trybooking link below and will then receive email instructions with the link and password for the video.

https://www.trybooking.com/BJGYQ

I really appreciate any support you can offer in keeping the performing arts alive by purchasing viewings and/or recommending it to friends and colleagues.

Yours in creative strategising,
Dianne
30.03.2020

 

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.

Thought-provoking, quirky, original; this is intimate dance at its bestCarl Cranstone - Rip it Up magazine
Dianne Reid’s experimental work challenges the boundaries between dance performance and dance spectatorRachel Donnelly, Festival Journal, Edinburgh

“a beautiful piece of work… at times a very real and personal memoir, and at others, a free-wheeling, physical and mental catharsis.” Simon Eales, Australian Stage

Red Rattler (2014) :: Dianne Reid

Dance Interrogations excerpts — Adelaide Fringe 2012 :: Dianne Reid