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Them Voices

Lara Kramer

In the garden of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal the choreographer explores the artist’s body in relation to memory, and questions the impact of our past and present actions on future ancestors.


In Them Voices, past and future generations gather and immerse themselves in Lara Kramer’s body, mind and dreams. In Windigo, Phantom Stills & Vibrations (FTA 2018) and in This Time Will Be Different (FTA 2019), the choreographer of mixed Oji-Cree and Mennonite heritage confronted an incessant and eternal present. In keeping with her journey to the heart of her lineage, Kramer anchors herself and becomes an open conduit through time and space, Kramer’s multidisplinary practice embodies primordial voices of past and future.

Set in the garden of the Musée d’art contemporain, this solo performance explores the relationship between the artist’s body and her memory, calling upon notions of exploration performance, social critique and cultural resistance. In this constrained urban space, she excavates a world where stories come together to assess the consequences of our actions on future generations.


Produced by Lara Kramer Danse 
Conceived, created, set and performed by Lara Kramer 
Sound Creation and Editing Lara Kramer + Simon Riverin 
Outside Eyes Faye Mullen + Peter James 
Knowledge Keeper Ida Baptiste 
Elder Emerson Ninigishki’ing 
Documentation Ivanie Aubin-Malo + James Oscar 
Lighting Design Hugo Dalphond
Technical Director Simon Riverin
Stage Manager Joannie Vignola

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques 
Creative residencies Centre de Création O Vertigo- CCOV + Place des Arts + Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 

Presented in association with Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 

Written by Elsa Pépin 
Translated by Luba Markovskaia


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Lara Kramer (Montreal)
Lara Kramer Danse

Lara Kramer is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-Cree and Mennonite heritage.

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