Hellion Trace (formerly Guerilla Dance Project ) specialises in Augmented Dance: the fusion between movement and technology. Hellion Trace create award-winning work at the intersections between dance, technology, play and composition and are based at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol. Hellion Trace is run by founder Laura Kriefman.
Hellion Trace’s 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. They have also been commissioned in Japan, USA, 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. Other high profile work includes Crane Dance Bristol in October 2015 – reaching an audience of 10,000 for the live performance and over 4 million online (masscranedance.org)
Founder Laura Kriefman has been a guest speaker at INK, WIRED, ReMIX, SxSW Interactive, World Science Fair (New York), IRCAM Paris, the Southbank Centre, and TEDxRoma, TEDxDanubia and TEDxLondon. She is a 2015 WIRED Magazine Creative Fellow, 2016 INK Talks Fellow in India and a 2011-2012 Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow. Kriefman is a 2017 Fellow with Keychange.eu