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August 11, 2012Dance
Fragments is a contemporary dance piece which was inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada. It gives voice to the many stories heard throughout Lara’s life and conveys a personal interpretation of the residential school system.
Fragments expresses, in a poetic form, the silent emotions and experiences of the young girls who attended the schools. It is not an attempt to retell any one story, but rather to process the knowledge of these schools. The project aims to build a dialogue around a history too often ignored.
Fragments exemplifies the worldviews subtheme "restoring balance," by letting voices and stories of the past emerge to be heard, in some cases, for the first time. This allows for understanding, healing, and balance to be restored in the community.
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