CREDITS

2020

#FundFreelanceDance - Founder & Artistic Director

Crowdfunding Initiative & Dance Collective

visit www.FundFreelanceDance.com

"SICK" - Choreographer & Movement Director

Music Video for the title track on Adam Hender's Debut Album

Releases September 4th 2020 featuring Dancers Cira Robinson & Mthuthuzeli November

“COLLECTIVE STASIS” - Director & Choreographer

Isolation Miniature Series 3 - Independent Dance Film

The Third in a series of Isolation creations made by Jamiel Laurence while in lockdown during the Covid19 pandemic of 2020.

 

“LIGHTBOX” - Director & Choreographer

Isolation Miniature Series 2 - Independent Dance Film

The second in a series of Isolation Miniatures created by Jamiel Laurence while in lockdown during the Covid19 pandemic of 2020.

 

“TECHNOLOGIC” - Director & Choreographer

Isolation Miniature Series 1 - Independent Dance Film

The First in a series created during the U.K. nationwide period of Lockdown due to Covid19.

 

“LOVESTAINED” - Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

Exploring cross border cultural exchange using the latest mobile technology available in your pocket. With kind support from Apple Europe, the creation process for this work involved developing the danced material in the studio in Glasgow, U.K., and using applications such as Apple's FaceTime and Photostream to send across rehearsal footage and instructional videos to a dancer in New York, U.S.A.

 

“BALLS” - Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

BALLS is a colourful mobile dance film shot on Apple iPhone 11 pro by Choreographer & Filmmaker Jamiel Laurence and danced by 3rd Year Graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ric Castellani.

 

2019

“Wee Hansel & Gretel” - Assistant Choreographer

Scottish Ballet - Touring Scottish Stages

Originally created in 2013, This specially adapted show is a way for young children and their families to discover the magic of ballet. As assistant choreographer, Jamiel assisted in choreographically adapting the full-length version of the ballet into a 1 hour run-time small/mid-scale touring work.

 

“Do I Have Free Will?” - Director & Choreographer

BBC & Google Arts & Culture - Dance Film

“Do I have free will?” is one of the most searched questions online. In this short film choreographer and film-maker Jamiel Laurence explores this question.

 

“MASTER PLAN” - - Director & Choreographer

The Dance School Of Scotland - Performed Theatre Royal Glasgow + Dance Film

Celebrating the wealth of young talent Scotland has to offer, MASTER PLAN features 16 year old Jamie Campbell, a student in his final year at the Dance School of Scotland. Filmed on Mobile, the film captures Jamie running and dancing his way down Glasgow's iconic Great Western Road. The work was later adapted form a solo for 15 dancers, and performed alongside the screening of the work at Theatre Royal Glasgow.

 

“Young Edmund” - Choreographer

Celtic Connections 2019 - BBC Concert Halls Glasgow

Performed live by 8 dancers at the BBC Glasgow City Halls as part of Celtic Connections 2019; The genesis of this project came by way of a commission from world famous folk artist Jarlath Henderson, who has always wanted to see his work interpreted in the form of dance, while performing live on the same stage.

 

“FLIGHT” - Director & Choreographer

BBC ARTS, BBC SCOTLAND & BBC IPlayer - Dance Film

Commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their 2019 #DancePassion project, FLIGHT is a short dance film that follows a dancer on a journey through Glasgow’s BBC Pacific Quay HQ and is designed to be a snapshot of Dance across Scotland. FLIGHT features 43 dancers from across the Scottish Dance Community, including 12 organisations such as Scottish Ballet, Indepen-Dance, Barrowland Ballet, Shaper-Caper and RSCDS as well as freelance artists.

 

“65” Scottish Ballet Junior Associates Young Company - Choreographer

Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland - Stage

A piece for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Sunday Youth Dance Company; involving teaching, coaching and choreographing and culminating in a performance during summer 2019.

 

2018

“BENCHED” - Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

BENCHED is danced by Glasgow born dancer Jamie Reid and is filmed within the grounds of the iconic Kelvingrove Park. The piece takes a look at themes of isolation, anxiety and frustration.

“CREATOR” - Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

CREATOR is a Dance Short Film that captures a choreographic workshop held by Jamiel Laurence at The Lanterns Studio Theatre, London, during August 2018 and featured in the Wonderful World of Dance.

 

“In June” - Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

Young Summer Love set on the Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, with the music of Scottish composer Francis Macdonald.

 

“156BPM” - Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

In this unreleased work, 156BPM places the viewer in the gaps between two different energies rebounding under the pressure of a 156bpm soundtrack.

 

2015 - 2017

SB:CREATES

Scottish Ballet Choreographic Mentorship Scheme Dir. Christopher Hampson & Kerry Nicholls

Over a two week period, Scottish Ballet opened its doors to six choreographers for the second ever instalment of the Scottish Ballet Creates mentorship programme.

 

“Whit’s Fir Ye” - Choreographer

Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland - HRH Prince Charles At Dumfries House - Scottish Ballet Gala

Danced to both iconic Scottish classics and new creations from the Folk department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and played live, the piece aims to capture the spirit, playfulness and athleticism of the Scottish male youth.

 

“New York Happening” - Choreographer

Scottish Ballet - Gala Event

With the piece happening in and around guests of the company, the work was commissioned to reflect the fundraising goal of supporting Scottish Ballet’s then upcoming tour of the USA, including New York.

 

“A Portrait of Marc Brew” - Co-Director & Choreographer

Independent Dance Film

Screening at the inaugural Dance International Glasgow festival; A Portrait of Marc Brew is an intimate and highly personal dance film depicting the acclaimed dancer and choreographer in the studio.

• Inaugural Dance International Glasgow • Dance On Camera New York • San Francisco International Dance Film Festival • LOIKKA Helsinki • Cucalorus 2016 • Encore Dance On Film • Tiny Dance Film Festival • The Cottier Chamber Project • FIVER Dance Festival •

 

“1 to 10” - Choreographer

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 - Cottiers Dance Festival Glasgow 2015 - Stage

“1-10” is a comedy, using the dancers own recorded voices, arranged to create interesting scenarios and different, often amusing situations.

 

“Barbershop Duets” - Choreographer

Cottiers Dance Festival Glasgow 2015 - Stage

Set to traditional Barbershop standards, the work looks cheerfully at a trio of lovers and their relationships

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