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Native Girl Syndrome - Lara Kramer (Canada)


Sat 6 May 2017, 6:30pm–7:35pm
Sun 7 May 2017, 6:30pm–7:35pm
Mon 8 May 2017, 6:30pm–7:35pm

Where: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $25.00
  • Concession: $20.00
  • Elders: $10.00
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Listed by: YIRRAMBOI Festival

Lara Kramer’s creation Native Girl Syndrome is a raw theatrical performance by Angie Cheng and Karina Iraola that dives into street culture.

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. In creating the work Kramer examined her Grandmother’s experience migrating as a young woman from a First Nations community into an urban mainstream culture.

In Native Girl Syndrome Kramer explores the context surrounding her grandmother’s experience in order to better understand the choices she made and the exterior pressures she faced.

Native Girl Syndrome creates a voice and awareness to larger issues surrounding the marginalization and victimization of Indigenous women and the effects of cultural genocide.