© Stefan Petersen
“Kramer is a talent to watch. She wears her heart on her sleeve, which translates into dance theatre that is as vulnerable as it is emotional.” Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail, 2013

NAC Co-production

Co-Presented with Ottawa Dance Directive / Series Dance 10

Indigenous dance artist Lara Kramer creates political, potent works that often examine issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples. Inspired by her Oji-Cree ancestry, her works are firmly linked to her memory and lineage.  In Windigo, we share an intimate space with two men—performers Peter James and Jassem Hindi—and witness the arc of their struggle with a northern environment scarred by violence. The onstage landscape is enhanced by sound recordings made during Kramer’s trip home, offering a sonic layer to this unflinching exploration of a contemporary Canadian reality.

Did you know: Lara Kramer has been recognized as an advocate for human rights by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center.

© Stefan Petersen
© Stefan Petersen
© Stefan Petersen


  • Choreography Lara Kramer
  • Co-presented with Ottawa Dance Directive / Series Danse 10
  • Co-producers Centre de Création O Vertigo (Montreal), CanDance Network / Réseau CanDance: National Arts Centre , Usine C (Montréal), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver), Festival TransAmériques (Montréal).
  • Supporters Created with the support of the Cole Foundation and through technical residencies at Centre de Création O Vertigo and Usine C.