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

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Sex Dalmatian

Sex Dalmatian follows the adventures of a canine business-mogul, her too-eager assistant Amalia and her psychosexually charged arch nemesis Mr. Meeks. The titular character will be played by all five members of Rock Bottom Movement, rotating parts each episode, as a means to decentralize a single identity as a lead character. Sex Dalmatian places heavy feelings into bizarre containers, shining a humorous light on some of the darker corners of the collective consciousness.  

 

Choreography & Direction: Alyssa Martin

Co-Written by: David Bernstein, Pony Nicole Herauf and Alyssa Martin 

Performance & Collaboration: Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Sam Grist, Pony Nicole Herauf and Natasha Poon Woo 

Original Score: Morgan-Paige Melbourne and Benjamin Shapiro

Dramaturgy: David Bernstein 

Lighting Design: Noah Feaver

Sex Dalmatian's development has been support by Ontario Arts Council, Citadel & Compagnie, The Registry Theatre and Public Energy. 

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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