8:00pm - LSPU Hall
Eating Bones and Licking Bread
and Licking Bread
Eating bones and Licking bread works with the body, texture and sound. It plays with sustained images that change in meaning. Questions around the colonial system of preserving hunger and consuming land and body anchors the artist inside of the work. Inside the ongoing recovery.
Moving between what is precious and what is disposable, the artist Lara Kramer proposes the solo performance as a state of being close to her public and to deepen her listening to the collective sensations and reactions. It gives attention to the imbalances that occur. A minimal soundtrack of field recordings and textures stirs and provokes the physically marked landscape, like an apocalyptic ballad. We fall to the ambiguity in the dreaming, in the live performance.
World Premiere, January 30, 2020
Conceived, scenography, created and performed by: Lara Kramer (Associate Artist at Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV)
Outside eyes: Peter James + Ida Baptiste +Ana Claudette Groppler + Emerson Nanigishkang
Documentation: James Oscar
Knowledge keeper: Emerson Nanigishkang + Ida Baptiste
Intern from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School:Shania Bailey Edmonds
Sound mixing: Lara Kramer
Sound editing: Marc Meriläinen
Technical director François Marceau
Lighting design: Gabriel Cropley
With the support of: Dancemakers
Creation residency: Dancemakers + FIAP
Delegate producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montréal)
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 twelve years has been grounded in intergenerational relations, intergenerational knowledge and the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada. Her creations in the form of dance, performance and installation have been presented across Canada and Australia, New Zealand, Martinique, the US and the UK.
Lara Kramer’s work employs powerful imagery. Often blunt and raw, playing with the strengths and vulnerability of the body, her pieces stand out for their engagement, sensitivity, close and instinctive listening to the body, and her attention to the invisible.
Lara Kramer is a Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV Associate Artist since 2021.
Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV team
Executive director: Paul Caskey
Production Director: André Houle
Administration: Valerie Buddle
Communication: Christel Durand & Jeanne Robichaud
Coordination: Gaétan Paré
ABOUT THE CCOV
The Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV is a centre for reflection, research and creation in contemporary dance, an incubator of ideas and talent. In 2017 it launched its “associate artists” program, based on enhanced support that is tailored to fit the needs of the artist partners, with the desired end-result of enabling creators to concentrate on creation. Lara Kramer has been an associate artist since 2021.