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Public Energy Presents Lara Kramer’s Tame (World Premiere)

October 17, 2015 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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Pre-show chat: Chat with Lara Kramer, choreographer, at 7pm in the lobby.
Post-show reception: Meet the artists in the lobby following the show.

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$24 general / $17 students, underwaged / $8 high school students
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre.

State of Body: A Workshop for Performers

Public Energy Presents Lara Kramer’s Tame (World Premiere)

In Tame, choreographer Lara Kramer’s newest work, three dancers navigate a chaotic landscape filled with ambiguity, off-beat humour, and colourful perversion. As Public Energy’s artist-in-residence, Lara will be putting the finishing touches on this brand-new work, on top of conducting a variety of outreach activities in the community. Kramer, whose work is intimately linked to memory and her aboriginal roots, took the Canadian dance world by storm with her most recent work, Native Girl Syndrome.

Searching boundaries and desires, restraints and fears pertaining to freedom of expression, this new creation explores instinctual reactions within a universe of personalized confinement.  Floating through various states, the unorthodox characters navigate through and indulge in their psychosis. A voyeuristic journey for the viewer.

Choregrapher: Lara Kramer
Performers/Collaborators: Angie Cheng, Karina Iraola & Amélie Rajotte
Creative process member: Lucie Vigneault
Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Paul Chambers
Musical arrangment by: Lara Kramer & Marc Meriläinen
Costumes & Set-Desgin: Lara Kramer
Photography: Robert Zbikowski

Learn more about Lara and Tame at her website,

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Artist-in-Residence: Lara Kramer, October 12-17

Lara Kramer is the artistic director and choreographer Lara Kramer Danse, a company based in Montreal. Kramer received her BFA in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University, Montreal (2008).Kramer is a First Nation dancer and choreographer whose work is intimately linked to memory and her Aboriginal roots. 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.

Her work has been presented at the OFFTA, Montreal (2008 & 2014), The First Peoples Festival, Montreal (2009), Festival Vue Sur la Reléve, Montreal (2010),The Talking Sticks Festival, Vancouver (2011 & 2013), Canada Dance Festival, Ottawa (2011 & 2014), The Banff Centre, Banff (2011), MAI (Montreal arts intercultural), Montreal (2010 & 2011), Public Energy, Peterborough (2012), Planet IndigenUS, Toronto (2012), Dancing on the Edge, Vancouver (2013 & 2014), Tangente, Montreal (2013), New Dance Horizons, Regina (2014), and Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Edmonton (2014). Her acclaimed work Fragments (2009) inspired by her mother’s stories of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, has brought her recognition as one of Canada’s bright new talents.

Her new creation NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) received a commission from The Canada Dance Festival,  a creation residency at Studio Marie Chouinard and at Conseil des arts de Montreal.

Public Energy presented Kramer’s work,of good moral character,in February of 2012.

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