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NOVEMBER 7, 8, 9__7.30PM

Studio Hydro-Québec du Monument-National
Lara Kramer / Lara Kramer Danse

Length : 60 minutes
Discussion with the audience : Friday, November, 8
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Choreographer : Lara Kramer
Collaborators/performers : Karina Iraola & Angie Cheng
Creative process member : Patricia Iraola
Rehearsal Director : Maria Simone
Mentor : David Pressault
Music by : Link Wray, The Dirtbombs, Robert Gordon, The Guess Who
Musical arrangement by : Lara Kramer & Scott Russell
Lighting Designer : Paul Chambers
Costume & Set-Design : Lara Kramer

Supported by : Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, Espace Marie Chouinard and Canada Dance Festival.

NGS ("Native Girl Syndrome") was chosen for a creation residency project for emergent artist within the ORAM (Outiller la relève artistique montréalaise) in collaboration with Le Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), le Forum Jeunesse de l’Île de Montréal (FJÎM), la Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal (CRÉ), ainsi que le Cirque du Soleil.

Lara Kramer’s new creation NGS ("Native Girl Syndrome") is inspired by her grandmother’s experience of having migrated from a remote First Nations community into an urban mainstream culture as a young woman. The piece explores the effects of cultural disorientation, seeking to understand the self-destructive behaviour experienced by Kramer’s grandmother. Dancers Angie Cheng and Karina Iraola embody distortion and addiction, abandonment and alienation, exploring these states within their movement.

NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) is a means of further understanding the aftermath, the response and inter-generational effects of cultural assimilation. It creates a voice and awareness to larger issues surrounding the marginalization and victimization of Indigenous women.




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