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Lara Kramer — Living Landscapes

June 17th to 21st, 2024

 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate : $70
Drop-in class rate : $20 – Only Monday and/or Tuesday
(available one month prior)
Language of instruction : English
Questions can also be asked in : French
Open to artists of all discipline


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This training receives financial support from Compétence Culture’s Intervention-Compétences programme and is offered in collaboration with the Conseil de la formation continue Arts et culture de l’Île-de Montréal.

Living Landscapes is about building relationships, relationships of our body with objects, text/word, textures, sound, land, and the varying visual registers that give space to forms of animacy. Activating, responding, discovering, and listening to the multitude of voices is at the heart of this exploration.

This workshop will probe experiential play and realities, exploring memories/future memories, notions of lineage, non-human entities, dreams, poetry, the varying states of the body, sensing textures and sonic development in the context of performance and experimentation. Centering our various agencies with regard to our varying capacities will be key. How do we each meet fulfillment, failure, potentiality, and finally resonance?

Working with temporality, we will give time to deceleration to allow new and old embodied knowledge and awareness to unfold, exploring a personal rigorous approach to minimalism. We will take our time “being with” natural and urban landscape(s), exploring their intrinsic intimacies.

Participants are invited to connect and listen to their sensing body and all elements brought into an active and developing dramaturgy. Underlying the workshop is a desire for experiential play, storytelling and sharing between us will strive to be open-ended, offering an invitation for reciprocity.

Lara Kramer
is a performer, choreographer, and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-cree and settler heritage, raised in London, Ontario. She lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. Her choreographic work, research and field work over the last fourteen years has been grounded in intergenerational relations, intergenerational knowledge, and the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada. She is the first generation in her family to not attend the Residential schools. Kramer’s relationship to experiential practice and the creative process of performance, sonic development and visual design is anchored in the embodiment of experiences such as dreams, memories, knowledge, and reclamation. Her creations in the form of dance, performance and installation have been presented across Canada and Australia, New Zealand, Martinique, Norway, Austria, the US and the UK.

Lara Kramer is a Center de Création O Vertigo – CCOV Associate Artist since 2021.

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If Lara’s workshop caught your attention, maybe you’ll want to sign up for B.‘s workshop as well!