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NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”)

NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”)

NOVEMBER 7, 8, 9__7.30PM

Monument National, Montreal

Box Office: 514.871.2224/1.866.844.2172

Choreographer : Lara Kramer

Collaborators/performers : Karina Iraola & Angie Cheng
Creative process member : Patricia Iraola
Rehearsal Director : Maria Simone
Mentor : David Pressault
Music by : Link Wray, The Dirtbombs, Robert Gordon & The Guess Who
Musical arrangement by : Lara Kramer & Scott Russell
Lighting Designer : Paul Chambers
Costume & Set-Design : Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer’s new creation NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) dives into street culture, as enacted in a raw theatrical performance by Karina Iraola and Angie Cheng. Their drug filled, disassociated personas take the audience on a dynamic journey of addiction, loss, and alienation.

NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) is inspired by the experience of Kramer’s own grandmother, having migrated from a remote First Nations community into an unfamiliar urban environment as a young woman. The piece explores the effects of cultural disorientation, assimilation, and the self-destructive behavior she endured.

Supported by : Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, Espace Marie Chouinard and Canada Dance Festival.

NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) was chosen for a creation residency project for emergent artist within the ORAM (Outiller la relève artistique montréalaise) in collaboration with Le Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), le Forum Jeunesse de l’Île de Montréal (FJÎM), la Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal (CRÉ), ainsi que le Cirque du Soleil.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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