Lara Kramer Danse is a Montreal-based dance company. Founded in 2012, Lara Kramer Danse was realized to support the research, creation and production of Lara Kramer’s choreographies. In addition the company builds a platform to support educational and community projects offered by Lara Kramer Danse.
In 2013/14 the company laid the groundwork for a community research project by developing relations with community members in Lac Seul and Sioux Lookout, Ontario. In traveling north to her families blood land, Lara Kramer created Camp 19 , a research project involving the connection and history/knowledge of the treaty land, the learning of traditional skills and the long term goal to continue to nourish these relations and exchanges in the north with the development of on-going research and community outreach opportunities.
The company has been invited to perform at festivals in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver. The company is gaining recognition as an important 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.
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.
Most recently Kramer’s works have been described as performance art works, dance-theatre and art installations.
Lara Kramer Danse is runs on a project to project basis and part-time staff. Lara Kramer Danse is in it’s 4 year of function and currently reassessing it’s governance structure.
Lara Kramer, Artistic Director, Arts Administrator & Choreographer
Sylvie Lavoie, Accountant
Geraldine Fricard, Administrative Consultant
Nicoleta Nicky Nedescu, Communications Consultant
Denis Bergeron, International Marketing & Networking Consultant
Laurent Quet, Web-site Programmer