October 2016


Starting in Summer 2016, MMP initiated a program to offer subsidized studio space to emerging dance artists. The current A.I.R. are Jennifer McLeish Lewis (link is external), Tyler Layton-Olsen (link is external), Hayden Fong (link is external) and Nicholas Lydiate (link is external). Each of these exciting artists have working in the HopBopShop on a regular basis to develop their own projects in dance, music and film.

Speaking in Ligeti at the Canada Dance Festival, 2016


MMP was thrilled to be invited to perform 'Ligeti' at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa in June 2016. It was exhilarating dancing in the NAC studios. Here is a moment from a rehearsal.....

With musicians Marc Destrubé, Tawnya Popoff. Andrea Siradze and Becky Wenham (http://www.microcosmosquartet.com)

Lighting Designer : Jason Dubois and adapted by Mark Eugste

Excerpt from Sonata (Rainforest version)


In August 2014, MMP was in residency at Artspring Theatre on Saltspring Island to work on a touring version of 'Speaking in Ligeti' and a new work for solo dancer and solo cello called SONATA. Filmmaker and long-time MMP collaborator Clancy Dennehy suggested taking SONATA outside and filming it in the incredible beauty of the summer rainforest. 

Choreography : Martha Carter Dancer 

Thoenn Glover Cellist : Becky Wenham

Film : Clancy Dennehy

Edit :Marta Marta

Music: Gyorgy Ligeti, unaccompanied cello sonata

Filmed August 2014



During Winter 2016, Martha faced a new choreographic challenge! Arty Gordon of Arts Umbrella invited Carter to work with 23 dancers...and en pointe!  Very challenging music and logistics for everyone involved! Choreography : Martha Carter 

Music by Jocelyn Morlock

Thanks to Arts Umbrella, Arty Gordon, Lynn Shepard, Andrea Hodge and MMP dancers Nicholas Lydiate and Lexi Vajda for their assistance as demonstrators and rehearsal directors!