Lara Kramer © Ben Philippi

of good moral character (2011)

Lara Kramer

November 3 to 6, 2011

November 3 to 6, 2011

‘‘Lara Kramer’s passion for dance is fuelled by her Aboriginal heritage and has people identifiying her as one of Montreal’s bright new talents. ”
Brian Web, Artistic Director, Canada Dance Festival, 2011

Lara Kramer’s artistic approach explores the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Kramer gives free rein to silent, unspoken emotions in her creative process. In of good moral character the choreographer explores the private places of the home, examining the intimacy of domestic relationships with themes such as obsession, instability and violence. Whether dancing solo or in duet with the ever astonishing Lael Stellick, this work is an articulation of sensuality, vulnerability and explosive rage. The two dancers explore tensions that arise between the constraints of a conventional home and the need for self-expression. Together they reveal the intensity of their relationship, and the accompanying isolation that is so often a part of the equation.

Lara Kramer has been performing since 2006. In 2011, at the invitation of the prestigious Canada Dance Festival the artist presented Fragments. This profoundly disconcerting creation about Indian residential schools in Canada, lauded by critics and the public alike, premiered as the opening event at the First Peoples Festival in Montreal. Raised with the stories of her Ojibwa-Cree mother and having pulled together the recollections of survivors and elders encountered during the course of her research, Kramer’s creation has become a vessel voicing the emotions of so many Indian children.

Artistic Direction and Choreographer / Lara Kramer
Performers / Lara Kramer and Lael Stellick
Rehearsal Director / Maria Simone
Artistic Advisor / Catherine Tardiff
Music / Pierre-Luc Clément and Cris Derksen
Musical Arrangements / Lara Kramer and Scott Russell
Costumes / Noémi Poulin
Set Design / Lara Kramer and Robert Pharand
Technical Director and Lighting Design / Amélie Bourbonnais
Lighting Board Operator / Richard Houle
Communications Development Agent / Kasia Kwasniewska

Lara Kramer

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