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Workshop: Offering Invitation

Lara Kramer and Jeanette Kotowich

Presented in Season 1 2023

Presented by YIRRAMBOI and Arts House

Wednesday 10 May
10am – 1pm

3 hours

General $10
A small transaction fee will be charged per order.

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Assistance Animal
Quiet Space Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Offering Invitation is a creative workshop co-facilitated by Jeanette Kotowich and Lara Kramer.

We gather for this workshop to connect with embodied practices related to Kotowich’s research in Métis & Nêhiyaw Cosmology that bridge movement expressions into contemporary dance and performance practices. Kramer will share the inter-relationality of her creative practice through sonic experimentation and embodied exploration grounded in Anishinaabe methodologies and epistemologies.

Centered on the body, the workshop facilitators will foster an atmosphere where relationships to dreams, imagination, land, territory, storytelling, sound, and song can be approached to generate methods and modes of exchange of practice. Offering Invitation hosts a platform for participants to engage in both group dialogue and collective physical practice.

This is an experiential movement workshop, sharing Indigenous cultural perspectives, contemporary dance and performance art approaches and perspective from Turtle Island.

Bring your courageous hearts as we intentionally explore specific values to nourish our practices. Together we will stoke our creative fires with compassion, kindness, bravery & joy.  
All My Relations | ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᓂᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᑎᐠ

Who the workshop is suitable for:

This workshop is aimed at performers and creators, professional and non-professional open to all levels. You do not need to prepare or bring anything to take part.


About the artists

Jeanette Kotowich
Jeanette Kotowich is a multi-disciplinary iskwêw, independent dance artist, creator, choreographer and Auntie Culture enthusiast of Nêhiyaw Métis and mixed-settler ancestry. She resides as a guest on the Ancestral and unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ/, and Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories, colonially known as Vancouver.

Lara Kramer
Lara Kramer is a performer, choreographer, and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-cree and settler heritage. She lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal.


Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Quebec Arts Council, YIRRAMBOI and Arts House through the City of Melbourne.

Image Credit: Sharai Mustatia