Rock Bottom Movement
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 the Open Space Programme at The National Ballet of Canada, they’ve built a working atmosphere prioritizing play and collective support. They’ve 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.