Springboard Performance

Sex Dalmatian by Alyssa Martin

Friday Oct 27, 2023 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday Oct 28, 2023 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets starting at $40

Students: $30


Sex Dalmatian | Alyssa Martin | Rock Bottom Movement (Toronto)

Sex Dalmatian is a playfully feminist, short-form episodic, dance theatre glam drama. It 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 who will be rotating parts each episode, 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.

Featured Artists

  • Rock Bottom Movement (Toronto) · Company

    Rock Bottom Movement is an absurdist dance company founded and led by choreographer Alyssa Martin. Based in Toronto, the group has spent the last decade blurring genre boundaries of dance, theatre and comedy, launching irreverently from their shared modern dance training. Initially founded as a busking company, the group has since grown to share work for stage and film nationally. With an affinity for homemade spectacle, their recent acclaimed works include Sex Dalmatian, DINO and hollow mountain. Through creative residencies at art centres including The Banff Centre, Canadian Stage, The Stratford Festival Lab and CreativAction’s Open Space Programme at The National Ballet of Canada, they've built a working atmosphere prioritizing play and collective support. Rock Bottom Movement has been recognized with multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction. Every project they undertake is driven by high-energy mischief, functional friendship, and deep consideration for their audiences.

  • 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.