On the Couch with Bec Reid

Bec Reid_oncWho is Bec Reid?
Going to lead humanity into a sustainable future.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would love to be a location scout for film.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m fortunate in my profession to meet extraordinary people on a daily basis. I’m most inspired by people I meet who are really passionate about what they’re doing with their lives, whatever it may be.   Recently I met a young Masters student who was studying the creation of micro-organisms which will eat carbon dioxide, hence cleaning the environment. Amazing and gives me hope.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would keep going …

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Sardinia. It’s a fiercely proud island culture and my heart is half Italian.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I’m currently living in Darwin, so I would take friends to the extraordinary rock pools of Litchfield National Park. The ant hills along the way are architecturally mind bowing!

What are you currently reading?
Game of Thrones – Fire and Ice … yup, a great, juicy yarn.

What are you currently listening to?
Roisin Murphy’s latest EP Ancora Tu

Happiness is?

What does the future hold for you?
Sardinia, Brazil and Monument Valley, Utah.

A graduate of WAAPA, Bec Reid has a long history of collaborative arts practice and regularly facilitates large scale participatory projects. She was an Associate Producer for the 2006 and 2008 Next Wave Festivals, and has collaborated with artists for organisations including: Melbourne Arts Festival, NICA, Arts Centre Melbourne, Chunky Move, Big West Festival and many more.

Previously Artistic Director of acclaimed dance company, Stompin (2001 and 2006), Bec has produced for Dancehouse, Arts House, Footscray Community Arts and was a creative key creative in Tristan Meecham’s Fun Run for the 2013 Sydney Festival. She is a board member of Ausdance Victoria and regularly mentors emerging artists.

Bec is currently the Associate Director of 100% Darwin, which is being presented as part of this year’s Darwin Festival: For more information, visit: www.darwinfestival.org.au for details.

Image: Bec Reid