The Expanse Movement Arts Festival presentsLara Kramer's NGS ("Native Girl Syndrome")Friday March 13th at 8:30pm & Saturday March 14th at 7pmWestbury Theatre, Edmonton, Albertaexpanse.caphoto credit:Marc J Chalifoux Dancer:Karina IraolaPerformed by Angie…See More
Lara Kramer is the choreographer, artistic director and arts administrator of Lara Kramer Danse, based in Montreal. Kramer is a First Nation dancer and choreographer whose work is intimately linked to memory and her aboriginal roots.
Working with strong visuals and narrative, Kramer’s work pushes the strength and fragility of the human spirit. Her work is political and potent. Political issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples.
Kramer’s works are carved with theatricality based vocabulary and rooted in her Indigenous heritage. Working with strong visuals and narrative, Kramer’s work pushes the strength and fragility of the human spirit. Her work is political and potent, often examining political issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples. Kramer has been recognized as a Human Rights Advocate through the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre in 2012.
Her work has been presented at the OFFTA, Montreal (2008 & 2014), First Peoples Festival, Montreal (2009), Festival Vue Sur la Reléve, Montreal (2010), The Talking Sticks Festival, Vancouver (2011 & 2013), Canada Dance Festival (2011 & 2014), The Banff Centre (2011), Planet IndigenUS (2011), the MAI (Montreal arts intercultural), Montreal (2010 & 2011), Dancing on the Edge, Vancouver (2013 & 2014), Tangente, Montreal (2013), New Dance Horizons, Regina (2014), Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Edmonton (2014) and The Expanse Movement Arts Festival, Edmonton (2015). Her acclaimed work Fragments (2009) inspired by her mother’s stories of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, has brought her recognition as “Canada’s bright new talent”.
The company is gaining recognition as an Aboriginal voice in Canada. Kramer’s most recent creation “Native Girl Syndrome” was awarded the Scholarship of Audacity - Caisse de la culture from the OFFTA in Montreal 2014, as well was commissioned by The Canada Dance Festival.
She has been on the faculty of the Indigenous Dance Residency at The Banff Centre and has taught workshops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina and London, ON.