“Laura Kriefman, is known for creating stimulating dance experiences that permeate the most everyday and prosaic activities.”
The Guerilla Dance Project (GDP)are a resident company at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol formed Autumn 2009. The GDP are an innovative dance company led by choreographer Laura Kriefman (2011-2012 Fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme). They create works that explore our social interactions with objects within everyday environments. Finding the Dances in everyday life. Laura is passionate about making places dance.
We work with diverse collaborators: technologists, scientists, programmers, electronica artists, classical composers, dancers.
Our work has been seen at the National Theatre, South Bank Centre, Barbican, Arnolfini, Theatre Royal Bath, V and A and as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Current commissions include the Hong Kong City Dance Company, Zakharef In Motion International Dance Festival in Jordan, The Performance Corporation in Ireland, and the Barbican Centre, London. In 2012 we were guest speakers at SxSW Interactive, IRCAM Paris, Watershed Bristol, Birkbeck University and the South Bank Centre.
The Rolling Stones:
Dance experience meets sculpture park meets soundscape experience. Rolling Stones are Henry Moore-esque sculptures that make music which changes when you spin, stroke or lift the sculptures up. Suddenly your walk in the park is full of music. Caressing smooth marble as never been so fun. A chance to participate with your environment in a completely new way.
Hidden Fields and Danceroom Spectroscopy (dS)
What really happens when you collaborate with a theoretical chemist, a programming prodigy, an electronica artist, some dancers and Laura’s choreography? Hidden Fields premiered at the Arnolfini in Bristol, before touring to Weymouth and for 7 performances at the Barbican Centre, in London (click here for the science):
dS has been featured in the journals of the Institute of Physics and publications in the UK and USA and attracts 1,000’s of people to a public installation. The majority of whom have never attended a dance event before.
How we got here:
For an insight into our style and rehearsals: