Reynolds’ captivating score — a multi-layered edgy gem of pre-recorded finesse — contrasted electronically ethereal sounds with blasting moments of percussive earthiness. A poignant romantic melody laced throughout, emerging with particularly heartfeltness in a string quartet midway through.
— The Austin American Statesman
Graham Reynolds Dance

In the early stages of his career, Graham’s work in the world of dance started with short experimental collaborations with the Ellen Bartel Dance Collective, which then grew into several projects with Andrea Ariel. He has since worked consistently with two key partners. With choreographer Stephen Mills of Ballet Austin, he has scored, through both recorded and live performance methods, six large scale works, including: Cult of Color, a collaboration with acclaimed visual artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, Belle Redux, which sold out its three day run in a 2,300 seat venue, and followed that up with an equally sold out remount, and Bounce, which toured through seventeen cities across China. His collaborations with Allison Orr of Forklift Danceworks started in 2009, with The Trash Project; the documentary directed by Andy Garrison following the project took the work national, while other projects, such as Play Ball Kyoto, have traveled internationally. Most recently, Graham provided live scoring for the MAP Award Winning and NEA funded My Park, My Pool, My City series as well as Served, each building on Orr’s socially-engaged practices. Music for dance is a realm of passion for Graham, resulting from the life-long influence of several of the Diaghilev commissioned ballets; works that lived beyond their initial intent but continue to tell a story.

A non-exhaustive list of Graham’s credits in the realm of dance:

2017 My Park, My Pool, My City | Forklift Danceworks

2016 The Graham Reynolds Project | Ballet Austin

2015 Belle Redux | Ballet Austin | Premiere February 13-15, 2015 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX; subsequently toured across China

2014 Playball | Forklift Danceworks & Japanese Women’s Professional Baseball League | Premiered on September 23, 2014 at  Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto, Japan.

2014 From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach | Rude Mechs & Salvage Vanguard Theater | Premiered April 3-19, 2014 in Austin, TX.
2013 River of Gruel | Rude Mechs & Salvage Vanguard Theater

2013 PowerUP | Forklift Danceworks

2012 Solo Symphony | Forklift Danceworks

2012 Timepiece | Ballet Idaho

2012 The Geometry of Proximity | Ariel Dance Theater

2011 Though the Earth Gives Way | Ballet Austin

2012 T is for 200 Hundred Two-Steppers on the Steps of the Texas State Capitol | Forklift Danceworks

2010 Traffic Maven | Forklift Danceworks

2010 Truth and Beauty | Ballet Austin

2009 The Trash Project | Forklift Danceworks

2008 Cult of Color: Call to Color | Ballet Austin

2007 Gyre | Ariel Dance Theater

2005 Detour | Ariel Dance Theater

2004 Silence Erupted | Sharir-Bustamente Danceworks

2003 Shoulder to Shoulder | Ariel Dance Theater

2003 Sonambulo | Spank Dance Company

2003 Absent Body | Sharir-Bustamente Danceworks

2002 Boxheads | Ariel Dance Theater

2001 Pexo | Ariel Dance Theater

2001 The Silent Circle | Ariel Dance Theater

2000 In Concert | Spank Dance Company

2000 Seven Rooms to the Soul | Ariel Dance Theater

1999 Reflex | Ariel Dance Theater

1999 Not Just Shock | Undertown Dance Company & Spank Dance Company

1998 2 Time 2 is 1 | Spank Dance Company

1997 In Concert | Undertow Dance Company