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Crane Dance Bristol

Guerilla Dance Project

A spectacular meeting of music, light and synchronised cranes, dancing across the skyline at night, devised and choreographed by Laura Kriefman

Film by Drew Cox

Made by

Laura Kriefman, photo by Paul Blakemore

Laura Kriefman

Laura Kriefman is the founder and Creative Director of Hellion Trace.

Working with

Tim Kindberg

Tim Kindberg

Tim Kindberg is a writer and digital creative.

Matt Bjerregaard

Matthew is a visual artist and conservation scientist whose work focuses on the ways in which humans engage with the environment. He regularly provides specialist cutting edge technology solutions to the broadcast industry in…

Seth Jackson

Seth is an entrepreneur connecting brands with emerging technology. He works to connect academics, technologists and artists to commercial partners to create campaigns and products that make people smile.

Ian Danby

Ian has worked across the creative and cultural sectors in both a commercial and publicly funded capacity for the last 20 years. From managing The Custard Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest Creative Industry Hubs in…

Howard Eaton, Studio Three Sixty

Emma Chapman, Studio Three Sixty

On 3rd October 2015, Crane Dance Bristol, choreographed by Laura Kriefman as part of the WIRED Magazine/ The Space Fellowship (Arts Council and BBC partnership) welcomed a live audience of over 10,000 people who saw three cranes come to life in an exquisitely-lit and choreographed routine, perfectly timed to music.

In addition to the live audience in Bristol, the event reached an audience of 4 million online, without any live streaming, or national press advertising. You can watch a short video of it here:

Three of Bristol's iconic cranes outside M-Shed come to life in a one-off spectacular performance. This stunning collaboration blends lights, live music from RSVP Bhangra band, row boats, choirs and choreographed synchronised cranes in a 40 minute show that took place on the water next to Arnolfini as twilight descended on the city.  

This piece has been devised and choreographed by Laura Kriefman as part of the inaugural WIRED Magazine/ The Space Creative Fellowship, and was lit by award winning lighitng designers Howard Eaton and Emma Chapman. It was a collaboration between MShed, RSVP, The Balmoral, Bristol Gig Club, Bristol Channel Social Rowers and supported by the Watershed. 

Crane Dance Bristol took place as part of Docks Heritage Festival, on Saturday 3rd October 2015, at 8pm

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