About Lara Kramer Danse
Lara Kramer Danse (LKD) is a Montreal-based dance company. Founded in 2012, Lara Kramer Danse was realized to support the research, creation, production and touring of Lara Kramer’s choreographies. In addition the company builds a platform to support educational and community projects offered by Lara Kramer Danse.
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.
In 2013 the company laid the groundwork for a community research project by developing relations 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 of the treaty land, the learning of traditional skills and the long term goal of continue to nourish these relations and exchanges in the north.
The Company has been invited to perform at festivals in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver. The company is gaining recognition as an Aboriginal voice in Canada. Kramer’s most recent creation NGS ("Native Girl Syndrome") was awarded the Scholarship of Audacity -Caisse de la culture from the OFFTA, Montreal in 2014, as well was commissioned by The Canada Dance Festival.