Dianne has choreographed upwards of 35 live contemporary dance works, mostly for independent or community dance settings and tertiary dance programs.
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
Teaching & Direction
Dianne is a well-respected and sought after teacher and mentor who was based in Melbourne for 26 years. She creates work and teaches across multiple disciplines (dance, media/video, theatre) regularly lecturing at major tertiary dance programs, providing training for contemporary dance companies and collaborating with independent dancers.
“My dance ‘style’ is a hybrid fusing contemporary dance, yoga, physical theatre and post-modern aesthetics. There is a deep underpinning in my movement vocabulary of my own musicality and love of rhythm/syncopation (extensive background in tap-dance and music practice and theory) and my pioneer modern styles dance training (Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey via my University teachers) mixed with my interest in the everyday in movement (have had direct experience working with Judson/Post-modern greats Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay, Lisa Nelson, Eva Karczag).”
Tutti Arts Dance group—screendance workshops (2023)
Step Up research project, Flinders University—dance for stroke survivors (2022)
Eastwood Dance group—contemporary dance classes (2020–23)
OSCA—Of Boys & Men/The Men of Shadows Project—warm-up classes, May 2019; rehearsal assistant May 2021.
Resthaven Paradise—movement classes for aged community (2019/20)
Panpapanpalya—a week of ‘taster’ classes in contact improvisation, July 2018.
Salamanca Moves and The Moves Dance Festivals, Hobart (2016 & 2018)—screendance and improvisation; inclusive arts practice.
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Move-It Summer Intensive—Dance & Camera, August 2014.
Deakin University (1996–2004; 2008–2010; 2013-18)—contemporary dance, dance video, physical theatre, choreography and production.
Country Arts SA—movement direction for Under My Feet, a short dance film in collaboration with Heather Frahn (music) & Jeni Lee (film) & local dancers/musicians in the Port Elliot/Goolwa region (2012). Premiere screening at Goolwa Signal Point Gallery, April 7th 2013.
Ahmedabad schools: Apang Manav Mandal; Delhi Public; Anand Niketan; Riverside, September 2012.
Australian Dance Theatre—contemporary dance/company class (2011 & 2012)
Ausdance SA—dance improvisation (2011 & 2012)
Carclew Youth Arts—video artist, Urban Culture Project Stages 1 & 2 (2012)
Refugee/Recently Arrived Arts Program, AMES and Big West Festival (2010)
Weave Movement Theatre—choreographer/filmmaker (2010)
Artists in Schools program, St Stephens School, Reservoir (2010)
Box Hill Institute—contemporary dance (2010)
Darpana Academy, India (2009)—contemporary dance
Danscentrum Väst, Dans i Västerbotten & Dansalliansen, Sweden—contemporary dance & dance video, August 2012.
Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance—contemporary dance (2009)
Dancehouse—Artistic Director (2004–2006) & contemporary dance technique (2002–2006)
The Australian Youth Choir—recruitment program (2007)
The Women’s Circus—acro-dance (2004 & 2007)
Chunky Move (2002–2004)—advanced contemporary technique.
West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (2000)—contemporary dance technique & repertory.
Melbourne University Student Union—“Stomp” classes (1997)
Victoria University of Technology (1994–95)—contemporary dance technique.
Victorian College of the Arts—contemporary technique (1993), dance video, career planning (2008), external assessor (2004–09)
South Australian College of Advanced Education—contemporary dance technique & repertory.
Danceworks (1990–96)—contemporary dance technique.
Dance Theatre of Ireland, Dublin (1992)—contemporary dance technique.
NIDA Open Program—movement for actors (1989)
Come Out 89 Festival (Carclew)—dance performances & workshops, regional tour, Outlet Dance (1989)
Thebarton High School—choreographer for Rock and Roll Eisteddfod (1989)
Adelaide Fringe—dance workshops (1988)
The Second Story Youth Health Centre—dance sessions (1988)
Ceduna Dance Group—dance workshops in contemporary & tap (1987)
Port Youth Theatre Workshop—movement direction/choreography (1987–89)