Guerilla Dance Project

Music Tech Fest Berlin

09 May 2016, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

Kicking the Mic: Performed by the fantastic Annette Walker is going to Music Tech Fest Berlin. There is the most incredible line up: Really exciting people like Grace Savage and Eska, so we’re really excited to be in their company! We’ve been working with the…

TEDxRoma

09 May 2016, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

I recently travelled to Rome to give my first TEDx talk: to 12,000 people! I was talking about the 3 key ideas that have totally changed every element of my work. I was closing the event: decided to tell a very personal story, oh a…

GRIOT Magazine Interview

09 May 2016, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

You can read this article with all the beautiful images here: By Nicoletta Grasso . Published on April 3, 2016. Getting to know a super creative person like Laura Kriefman has been very inspiring. Being a performer and a visual artist too, I’ve always been…

Talking at Now:Play:This

09 May 2016, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

The talented Holly Gramazio very kindly invited me to come to Now: Play: This to talk about Crane Dance Bristol and reclaiming our cities. It was a great event to be part of: a fantastic three day festival of games, playable and pleasurable experiences in…

Technotopia

09 May 2016, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

John Biggs, of Tech Crunch Fame, has decided the futures bright: and that the fantastic technology around us is leading us to a technotopia, not the doom and gloom dystopia many would have us believe. He’s created a series of podcasts, and alongside fantastic people…

Lights, Cranes, Action

18 Sep 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

Two weeks have become one: We’ve been light testing, and light painting, Crane painting, and crane testing, driving, and calling and cueing and modelling. Just a few shots to keep you company, and a lovely quote from our assistant producer Auriol Wyles “team talks on…

Part of a Permanent Collection

18 Sep 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

This Tuesday I went up to Warwick for the official celebration of the Reframing Sheldon Tapestry project that the Heritage and Culture Team have been running. I’ve written previously about the project but it was such a big build that I lost myself in the…

How to film a crane

01 Sep 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

We’re building a full pre-visualisation system which I mentioned last week, that will help us tackle the following questions: a. What does the massed movement look like? b. Can we build our Cueing system for the Mass Crane Dance? c. What movements read well? d….

What scale are you working to?

14 Aug 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

So this week I’ve been playing with scale: Screen Sized: Small but perfectly formed articulated cranes… Matt from Visual Persistence is going to be filming our Bristol performance with Drones, and is helping me build my Pre Visualisation system in Maya.. Minature Remote Controlled To…

How fast is that Crane?

14 Aug 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

So last Thursday I drove my first crane! Crane No 30, at the MShed Bristol. One of the fantastically restored Dockside Level Luffing Cranes by Stothert and Pitt. I was working with the fantastic Dave, who showed me the range of movement and speeds that…

WIRED and The Space Creative Fellow

29 Jul 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

So I’m very excited to announce that I have been picked as one of the first WIRED / The Space Creative Fellows alongside Alison Killing and Annette Mees Oliver Franklin Wallis at WIRED have just written a really nice article about my project which you…

Musing from a train

15 Apr 2015, Posted by Laura in The Creative Habit

My diverted train from London, via Oxford is offering me far too much time to gather my thoughts and my reflections from the Dance UK conference. As I fill my heart with the most beautiful rhythms, from the band Paprika Balkanicas, I am struggling to…