Laura Kriefman is the founder of Hellion Trace (formerly Guerilla Dance Project). She is a leading practitioner specialising in fusing movement and technology.
She creates award-winning interactive shows like Hidden Fields, Interactive Installations like Star Light, Star Bright and spectacles like Crane Dance Bristol (10,000 people watched three construction cranes dance in an exquisitely-lit and choreographed routine, perfectly timed to music. The event reached over 4 million people online).
Awarded three international fellowships: WIRED/ The Space 2015 and INK 2016, Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow 2011-2012, Kriefman was chosen as a UK Innovator in Music for Keychange.eu.
Her work has been seen at the National Theatre, South Bank Centre, Science Museum; commissioned by Barbican, Arnolfini, Imperial War Museum North, Theatre Royal Bath and V&A. GDP has been commissioned in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, Croatia, Indonesia, Germany, India and the Netherlands.
Awards include: Outstanding Contribution to Innovation - Media Innovation Award 2013; Best Exhibition/Event - Media Innovation Award 2013; Royal Television Society Award for Best Digital Innovation 2012; and an Honorary Mention, Prix Des Arts, Ars Electronica and the Smart Oxford Playable City Commission 2017.
She has been a guest speaker at One Dance UK, Yorkshire Dance, ADAD, NK, WIRED, ReMIX, SXSW Interactive, World Science Fair (New York), IRCAM Paris, the Southbank Centre, and TEDxRoma, TEDxDanubia and TEDxLondon.
There’s change afoot. Across Europe. Keychange has started something and it’s going to change the music industry from top to bottom. You can’t face this level of female talent and tell me that the future isn’t gender parity.