Rock Bottom Movement (Toronto)


Friday, June 2, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 12:00 to 1:30 PM

Exhibition Park, 81 London Rd W

Friday rain location: Royal City Mission Church- 50 Quebec St

Saturday and Sunday rain location: Old Quebec St Shoppes- 55 Wyndham St N

By Donation

Image by Alyssa Martin

An excerpt of DINO featuring Rock Bottom Company dancers and the participants of the Guelph Dance Repertoire Intensive

Shoving our concerns into the protective scales of dinosaur-esque personas, the dance is a saturated dive into a mesozoic dreamland. Together, we embrace the inevitability of an end and the mischievous possibilities of the unknown.

Rock Bottom Movement is an absurdist collaborative dance company founded by choreographer, Alyssa Martin. Based in Toronto, the group has spent the last decade helping to blur the distinctions of dance and theatre launching irreverently and joyfully from their shared modern dance training. Since 2012, the group has shared work at home in Toronto and abroad, creating collaboratively in residence at art centres including The Banff Centre, Canadian Stage and The Stratford Festival Lab, earning multiple awards and new friends.  The group imbues all that they do with a sense of fun and mischief, holding their audiences close to their hearts.

Alyssa Martin (she/her) is a choreographer and director based in Tkaronto. She uses  an absurdist approach to bake imaginative coping mechanisms into celebratory homemade spectacles. Bluring dance, theatre and comedy from an anti-patriarchal perspective, she founded a company called Rock Bottom Movement in 2012 alongside friends/collaborators. Their works play with irreverent winks at modern dance and have been shared in seasons and festivals ranging in size throughout the country and abroad. Outside of Rock Bottom, Alyssa has choreographed for Toronto Dance Theatre, The Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatreand in residence at arts centres including The Banff Centre, Canadian Stage and The National Ballet of Canada (CreativAction).

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