Kicking the Mic

Kicking The Mic

Commissioned by SIPA for the Indonesian International Mask Festival 2014, Kicking the Mic is a live tap show that breaks all the rules. Listen as the percussive sounds of tap become different instruments- from flutes to tablas, to cellos. Watch as these are looped and layered to create full compositions all created by one dancer right before your very eyes.

With a fully reactive LED dress that pulses and changes colour in time to the live sounds, Guerilla Dance Project have once again risen again to the challenge of creating an augmented dance show that fuses cutting edge technology,  dance, live interactive sound and visuals. Kicking the Mic allows sound, visuals and dance to hide, change and morph before becoming super human.
Kicking the Mic builds upon the success of the augmented tap show Captured in Stone, which premiered to 7,000 people in Indonesia before being redeveloped as a commission for the Imperial War Museum North, and the awarding winning augmented dance show Hidden Fields, created using Danceroom Spectroscopy Technology.
Created and Performed by Laura Kriefman and Lee J Malcolm
Commissioned by Solo International Performing Arts, Indonesia.
Supported by the Watershed, and Pavilion Dance South West (Discovery Artist Scheme).

Winner of the RTS Digital Innovation Award 2013, Media Innovation Award for Best Exhibition, and Outstanding Contribution, and Honorary Mention, Prix Des Arts, Ars Eletronica

(For Hidden Fields, choreographed 2012 and 2013)

“A vivacious female dancer, able to mesmerise audiences with impressive tap dancing prowess, dancing by herself, she delivered emotion to the audience.”