Hidden Fields is a high impact and accessible dance performance. Combining stunning visuals and self composing soundscapes, it offers a glimpse into the beauty of our everyday movements, showing how we interact with the hidden energy matrix in which we’re embedded.
Using the danceroom Spectroscopy technology, dancers within the performance are transformed into energy fields, and control the behaviour of the otherwise invisible world surrounding us all.
Hidden Fields was developed through a series of workshops with professional dancers in partnership with the Arnolfini (Bristol, UK). The performance premiered at the at Arnolfini on 21st July 2012, and then featured at ICCI 360 in August 2012 as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. In November 2012 Hidden Fields, had it’s London premier, where it headlined the Barbican “Natural Circuits” Weekender.
The first iteration of Hidden Fields involved a team of 5 contemporary dancers, who work with choreographer Laura Kriefman:
Lisa May Thomas
Lisa trained at the Laban Centre in London in 1995 and has since performed with numerous international dance and theatre companies. Lisa is a lecturer for the Dance Theatre Performance foundation degree in Bristol and regularly guest lectures at universities across the UK. Lisa has been supported as an artist by Picture This, Bristol Old Vic, Watershed Media Centre, Pervasive Media Studio, Dance South West, Swindon Dance, Theatre Bristol, the ICIA (University of Bath), Dartington and the British Council. Lisa is also an international award winning film maker.
A physical performer, artist, and organizer, Kathleen’s work crosses disciplines of dance, live art, circus and theatre. Born in Glasgow, she studied fine art painting and time-based media at Wimbledon School of Art where she developed a love of interdisciplinary performance and a belief in making accessible work, which crosses boundaries of context and culture. Kathleen trained at Circomedia specializing in acrobatics and physical theatre, and also trained in contemporary dance. She is a member of the artist led support network Interval.
Emma is a London based dancer. She has a background in a diverse range of dance styles, but found her affinity in Contemporary dance whilst training at London Studio Centre, where she recently graduated in Theatre Dance. Emma has been part of Guerilla Dance project for over a year and has enjoyed working with many artists. She is interested in exploring new possibilities in dance. She is now excited to be part of danceroom Spectroscopy.
Kerry is a Cornwall based dancer. She trained at London Studio Centre in Theatre Dance (2010). Since graduating she has experienced life at sea on a Baltic Cruise ship taking part in classic musical theatre style performances. She is excited about exploring diverse genres in dance, and also by the variety of opportunities this project presents. “That’s what I love about dance!”
Isabelle trained as a gymnast and aerialist before becoming involved in dance. She began her professional training in 2005 at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Since graduation in 2009 she has worked on The Telling Tales project 2010, with companies CScape Dance, Mean Feet and Peut-Être Theatre with whom she has toured nationally and internationally. She is also choreographing a contemporary dance piece with her company PINCH. Isabelle is interested in how physical theatre and dance can find an integrated and essential part of social consciousness.