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.