Duration: 50mins
Presented at the Gesù and Co presented with the First People’s Festival
June 11,12 and 13 2009

Fragments is a Contemporary Dance piece which was first inspired by my mother's stories of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada. It gives voice to the many stories I've heard throughout my life and conveys a personal interpretation of the Indian Residential Schools.

Fragments expresses, in a poetic form, the silent emotions and experiences of the young girls who attended the schools. It is not an attempt to retell any one story, but rather to process the knowledge of these schools. The project aims to build a dialogue around a history too often ignored.

Artistic director and Choreographer: Lara Kramer
Interpreters: Tal Minnie Aronson, Gabrielle Desgagnés, Lara Kramer and Melina Stinson
Rehearsal director: Maria Simone
Lighting design: Amélie Bourbonnais
Set-design: Robert Pharand
Costumes: Noémi Poulin
Musical arrangement: Lara Kramer & Scott Russell
Text compiled by: Lara Kramer
Voice: Ida Baptiste and Jason Boissonneault

Lara Kramer’s work is supported by:

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