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MAYHEM 2017

Date: 
2017
Every May, Marta Marta MAYHEM, our annual fundraising event, has entertained dance fans far and wide through performances, parties and other pranks. This year, we are keeping it simple. We want to simply say THANK YOU for your past support of Marta Marta Productions and the Twisted Outreach Project for Back Care and Scoliosis (MMP•TOPS).

 

Marta Marta Productions offers 3 A.i.R. Artist in Residence opportunities!

Marta Marta Productions is looking for serious and committed performance artists who are interested in being an Artist in Residence at the hopbopshop studio. Each A.i.R.

Marta Marta Productions is looking for serious and committed performance artists who are interested in being an Artist in Residence at the hopbopshop studio. Each A.i.R. artist will be offered 60 hours of subsidized studio space over a 6-week span during one of three periods in 2017: July-August; September-October; and November-December.

Studio in the Woods Presents: A Spring Concert!


Let's celebrate spring and the Studio in the Woods on April 22.

•Join MMP and Adam Giles Levy for a special Spring Concert at Studio in the Woods: slow green art!•

FREE OPEN REHEARSAL - TEENS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Date: 
2017

DATE : SUNDAY, Feb 12th, 2017 @ The Dance Centre, Faris Studio
TIME: 4-5:00pm
WHERE: 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC FREE!!!

FIELD

6:30-8pm YOGA INSTALLATION 
Veronica Berezowsky performs the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series.

8-9pm DANCE PERFORMANCE 
Dancers: Veronica Berezowsky, Caitlin Brown, Marissa Wong,
Kaitey DeSante, Carolina Bergonzoni 

Lighting: Thorin Tobiasson 

 

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each
other doesn't make any sense"

Marta Marta at the Studio in the Woods

This year, Artistic Director Martha Carter is taking a research and retreat year at the Studio in the Woods in the rainforest of Vancouver Island where she is letting the powerful affects of nature guide her as she develops new creative projects and evolves her teaching of Yoga for Scoliosis. 

Studio in the Woods : Slow Green Art
Retreats. Workshops. Dance & Music. Live performances!

MMP A.I.R

Date: 
2016
Starting in Summer 2016, MMP initiated a program to offer subsidized studio space to emerging dance artists. The first round of A.I.R. were Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, Tyler Layton-Olsen, Hayden Fong and Nicholas Lydiate. Each of these exciting artists worked 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

Date: 
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)

Date: 
2016

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

DISQUIET with ARTS UMBRELLA

Date: 
2016

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!

MAKE YOUR OWN MAYHEM 2016!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

With your help, we raised $2,900.00 during our recent MAKE YOUR OWN MAYHEM fundraising campaign. 

Your donations funded Marta Marta Productions participation in the 2016 Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa and supported our scoliosis outreach: TOPS, the Twisted Outreach Project. 

MAKE YOUR OWN MAYHEM!!

Date: 
2016
Make Your Own Mayhem is Marta Marta Productions' 2016 Anytime, Anywhere FUN-draiser!! You have 27 days to show us your mayhem!! Event runs May 16 - June 11, 2016.

WHAT IS IT?

FIVE DANCES FOR SPRING at Brock House-Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Brock House Society and Marta Marta Productions present
Five dances for Spring
with cellist Becky Wenham
and dancers
Thoenn Glover and Lexi Vajda

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 1:45pm-3:15pm
@ Brock House,
3875 Point Grey Road
Vancouver
8$ members/10$ guests

Purchase tickets online at
https://brockhousesociety.com/
or through the Brock House Office
For more info call 604.228.1461

WORDS in MOTION

MMP's Director Martha Carter is excited to be part of this production as Artistic Advisor.

What happens when words come to life?

Three pairs of distinguished BC-based writers and choreographers, Aislinn Hunter and Anusha Fernando, Carmen Aguirre and Olivia C. Davies, and Nancy Lee and Paras Terezakis, come together to create brand new works combining the cerebral and the physical.

To hear Martha talk about the project, go to http://www.dancemedia.ca/thedancecentre/2016/february/

WORDS in MOTION at the CHAN CENTRE

Date: 
2016

Presented by the Chan Centre. Produced in partnership with the Dance Centre.

 

COMING SOON : MARTA MARTA at DANCE IN VANCOUVER 2015

Enjoy another chance to see the Martha Carter's acclaimed SPEAKING in LIGETI featuring the Microcosmos String Quartet with musicians Marc Destrubé, Andrea Siradze, Tawnay Popoff, Becky Wenham; and dancers Thoenn Glover, Delphine Leroux, Nicholas Lydiate and Tyler Olson.

Speaking in Ligeti was one of the freshest conceptions to grace the Vancouver stage this year.
Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

Livestream Broadcast of a Special Presentation of Speaking in Ligeti

Date: 
2015

On April 22nd we presented a special rehearsal and performance of Speaking in Ligeti as a livestream broadcast. The event was done as a lead up to International Dance Day on April 29th. Watch the recording of it below.

MMP RESIDENCY on SALTSPRING

Date: 
2014

"...the point of the work (Speaking in Ligeti) is to use dance to make the music not only accessible in human terms, but to help it emerge as downright beautiful. The audience was on the edge of their seats. I don't know when we have last had such a standing ovation for "new music", never mind that blending it with contemporary dance is not exactly commonplace. Ponderous the work ain't - tender and lyrical in parts, downright funny in others, intensely emotional where it needs to be, and endlessly surprising - there is not a moment when our attention isn't absolutely engaged.

YOGA YOUR BODY. DANCE YOUR SOUL, March 2015

YOGA YOUR BODY: DANCE YOUR SOUL
at Yoga del Pacifico in Troncones, Mexico
with Martha Carter and Heather Mah
March 7-14, 2015

Come to Mexico with Martha and Heather for a rejuvenating week of dance and yoga. Enjoy the beach and local culture as well as experiencing gentle daily dance and yoga classes. Take this opportunity to discover the wealth of your own creative movement through a dynamic combination of pranayama, asana, and dance, all taught in the beautiful beach studio of Yoga del Pacifico.

See PDF below for more details!

Dance in Vancouver

On November 21st, from 1:30-3:30pm, Marta Marta will be presenting excerpts from their recent work, SPEAKING IN LIGETI, as part of Dance in Vancouver's COLLABORATIONS: Showing and Discussion at the Orpheum Annexe. Performance by Hayden Fong, Delphine Leroux, Nick Lydiate, (dancers) and Peggy Lee (cello).

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