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The home of Alyssa Martin's surreal + unbridled feminist dance theatre works explored with a cosmic team of close collaborators.

watch Dinoland here

dinoland

(or, a moment to break) 

 

Full circle baby. We spent the Fall back at school creating a big, new mega-work for X University's School of Performance. All members of Rock Bottom collaborated to create this new work with the third- and fourth-year dancers! 

DinoLand is a collective wonder-world made from ferocious play, a dramatic claw to the heart and a tickle in the brain. Together, we embrace the inevitability of the end and the mischievous possibilities of the unknown. 

 

Choreography, Concept & Direction: Alyssa Martin 

Creative Collaborators, Co-Choreographers & Rehearsal Directors: Natasha Poon Woo, Sam Grist, Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns  

Created and choreographed in collaboration with the 53 dancers. 

Director of Photography, Camera Operator & Editor: Drew Berry  

Original Music by Jake Vanderham AKA Telehorn

Written by: Alyssa Martin in collaboration with Pony Nicole Herauf, David Bernstein and the performers

Dramaturg: David Bernstein 

Lighting Designer: Noah Feaver 

Cinematic Liaison: Pony Nicole Herauf 

turn your settings to 4K to take it in at max quality!

 

coming up

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thespians

The piece we've been destined to make since we first learned the word "thespian". Actors, take warning. We're headed into a 9-day research residency at The Registry Theatre Jan 10 - 18 2022 
 

Picking up on work that began in January 2020 at The Stratford Festival LAB, 2 years of marinading and back we go. 

 

Collaborators: Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Noah Feaver, Sam Grist, Pony Nicole Herauf, Alyssa Martin and Natasha Poon Woo

Thanks so the support of The Registry Theatre, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Dances. 

some recent film work!

BIN CHICKEN 

A feature length film adaptation of a work commissioned by Toronto Dance Theatre

 

Official selection for the 2021 Portland Film Festival's cross-platform/experimental category and Sydney Women's International Film Festival.

Choreographed + Directed by Alyssa Martin and filmed by Cinematographer Dakota Wotton

Starring (+ created in collaboration with) Alana Elmer, Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Pulga Muchochoma, Erin Poole, Devon Snell, Roberto Soria + pianist Morgan-Paige Melbourne

View full production credits here

This work premiered in November 2020

love from farm to summerworks 

A short video work commissioned by SummerWorks Performance Festival for the end of summer mix. 

Directed + Edited by Alyssa Martin

Filmed by Drew Berry + Sydney Nicole Herauf

Created by Drew Berry, Brayden Cairns, Sam Grist, Pony Nicole Herauf, Alyssa Martin and Natasha Poon Woo with music by Austin Anonsen and Alyssa Martin

sixty seven moo(n)s 

A short video work commissioned by Canadian Stage for the National Arts Centre's Transformation Project 

Directed + Edited by Alyssa Martin

Created by Brayden Cairns and Alyssa Martin 

Music by Austin Anonsen 

HEADER VIDEO by Francesca Chudnoff 

 

Drew Berry, Brayden Cairns, Sam Grist, Pony Nicole Herauf and Natasha Poon Woo in hollow mountain (2019) 

Choreography + Direction by Alyssa Martin

Original Music by Pony Nicole Herauf 

Lighting Design by Noah Feaver

Set Design by Katie Mooney