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Lara Kramer Danse CA

Windigo

Choreography: Lara Kramer

Fierce and visceral, Windigo resonates like a scream, the vibrant echo of a long history of human ransacking and destruction, a violation of a land and its culture. Returning to her grandmother’s home in the Lac Seul Reserve in northwestern Ontario the Canadian choreographer of mixed Oji-cree and settler heritage Lara Kramer confronts a latent war lurking under the surface. A northern epic with the air of a post-apocalyptic ballad, Windigo exorcises the demons and undercurrents of the violence perpetrated against Indigenous lands and bodies.

Artistic Crew:
PRODUCER, CONCEIVED, CHOREOGRAPHY, SET, SOUND AND COSTUME DESIGN Lara Kramer | CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Jassem Hindi + Peter James | SOUND EDITING Lara Kramer + Marc Meriläinen | OUTSIDE EYES Ida Baptiste, Stefan Petersen, Jacob Wren | LIGHTING DESIGN Paul Chambers | KNOWLEDGE KEEPER Ida Baptiste | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jon Cleveland

Co-Producers:
Festival TransAmériques + CanDance Creation Fund + National Arts Center (Ottawa) + Centre de Création O Vertigo (Montréal) + Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver) + Usine C (Montreal)

Funders and Supporters:
With the support of The Cole Foundation + Canada Council for the Arts + Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec; Technical residencies Usine C + Centre de Création O Vertigo; Presented in association with MAI + Espace Libre

Windigo
(c) Frederic Chais
Windigo
(c) Frederic Chais
Windigo
(c) Frederic Chais