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

coming up

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dinoland

(or, a moment to break) 

 

Full circle baby. We're back at school creating a big, new mega-work for X University's School of Performance. All members of Rock Bottom are putting their brain noodles into the pot 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. 

Composer: Telehorn

Text Collaborators: David Bernstein and Pony Nicole Herauf 

Dramaturg: David Bernstein 

Lighting Designer: Noah Feaver 

Cinematic Director: Drew Berry  

Cinematic Liaison: Pony Nicole Herauf 

release date coming soon

 

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.

WATCH ON DEMAND NOW through November 8 - click here!

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 and is currently available for viewing via the Portland Film Festival through November 8, 2021.

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 Giselle Rosepigue 

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 Giselle Rosepigue 

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