Laura Kriefman is the founder and Creative Director of Hellion Trace.
Laura Kriefman, Architectural Choreographer
Known for her groundbreaking work in Augmented Dance: The fusion between movement and technology, Laura Kriefman’s recent work includes Mass Crane Dance which was launched as part of her Creative Fellowship with WIRED Magazine. Mass Crane Dance is a spectacular meeting of music, light, and synchronised construction cranes dancing across the skylight at night.
Laura founded the Bristol-based Hellion Trace (formerly Guerilla Dance Project), an innovative dance company specialising in augmented dance: a fusion between cutting edge technology, movement, dance, live interactive sounds and visuals. They work on installations and massive spectacles, exploring social interactions with objects within everyday environments to create a real relationship between people and spaces. The company have performed at illustrious venues like the National Theatre and the Barbican in the UK, and have been commissioned worldwide including Brazil, Ireland, Croatia, Dubai and Indonesia. Their work has been featured in WIRED, Huffington Post and The Guardian, and published in Molecular Aesthetics by MIT press.
As an architectural choreographer and creative technologist, Laura Kriefman is a WIRED Magazine / The Space Creative Fellow, a 2011-2012 Fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme and an alumni of Consiusa. Laura has won numerous awards, including the Royal Television Society Award for Best Digital Innovation and the Media Innovation Awards for Outstanding Contribution and best exhibition; she is a sought-after guest speaker at events like the World Science Fair, WIRED Next, TedXDanudia, TedXLondon, TedXRoma, and is a reviewer for SIGGraph, the most influential annual event in computer graphics & interactive techniques, as well as MOCO, an International Workshop on Movement & Computing.
Other credits include choreographing the world premiere of The Good Soldier (Theatre Royal Bath, 4 stars Mail on Sunday & the Guardian); Oh What a Lovely War (Royal Academy of Music); The Voice of Tomorrow (Bloomsbury Theatre) and The Cherry Orchard (4 stars The Times, Time Out Critics Choice). Laura trained at GSA Conservatoire, winning the Tim Combe Bursary.
Click here to read a recent article in GRIOT Magazine, Italy about Laura's work.