Springboard Performance

Mixed Bill: Pus by Alyssa Martin

Featured alongside Maybe we Land

Friday Oct 27, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday Oct 28, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tickets starting at $40

Students: $30


In "PUS," two funny women grapple with their calcifying imaginations, their ghosts, and their need to scream (sing) about the passage of time. It’s a variety show, a dance spectacle, and an intimate interview about the things that make us itch.

Choreographed by Alyssa Martin

Featured Artists

  • Linnea Swan · Creator/Performer

    Linnea Swan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work lives at the intersection of dance, theatre and film. As a performer and creator, she has been an active contributor to the Canadian arts ecology for over 25years, living and working in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and now Calgary. Also a filmmaker of note, her work includes dance film, documentary shorts, web series, as well as video to accompany live performance. Her extensive body of work has been acknowledged with the Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance, as well as the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Dance. Linnea is Co-director of ReLoCate, and was Associate Artist with Dancers’ Studio West (2018-2021).

    • Susie Burpee (Toronto) · Creator/Performer

      Traversing both dance and theatre, Susie Burpee is a choreographer, performer and teacher. Over the past 25 years, she has worked with a multitude of Canadian dance-theatre artists who continue to light up her life. Susie embodies questions of comedy, age, and wonder in her artistic work, and thus, she still believes in magic.In 2020, Susie completed a Master’s degree in Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies (University of Toronto); working with post-secondary dance students is an ongoing passion. Susie is currently Artistic Producer of Theatre Direct's Balancing Act, a national initiative to support parents, caregivers, and care needs in the performing arts.

      • Alyssa Martin (Toronto) · Creator

        Alyssa Martin (she/her) is a choreographer and director working in Toronto. She uses an absurdist approach to understand the pickled psyche through homemade spectacle. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Rock Bottom Movement, where she and her collaborators spin irreverent anti-patriarchal commentary through a blend of contemporary dance, theatre and comedy. She’s recently created new works for Toronto Dance Theatre and The National Ballet of Canada’s Apprentices, and collaborates often in the realms of film, opera, musical theatre and theatre including three seasons at The Stratford Festival. Her work has been awarded multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards, The Bulmash-Siegel Award for New Creation at Tarragon, The Jack McAllister Award and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction. In all her work, she hopes to offer unbridled romps that make your strangest psychological gremlins feel welcome to the party.