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).



The music of the great Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923 -- 2006) provides inspiration for this unique dance and music creation directed and choreographed by MARTA MARTA Productions' esteemed Artistic Director Martha Carter. 'Speaking in Ligeti' features five dancers, Hayden Fong, Thoenn Glover, Heather Laura Gray, Delphine Leroux, and Nic Lydiate; and four musicians of the Microcosmos String Quartet, Marc Destrubé, Peggy Lee, Tawnya Popoff, and Andrea Siradze.


TOPS/MMP is excited to present an evening of SOUND BATH HEALING with Olivier John Maxted

All the way from Australia, the land of red deserts and golden suns, Olivier John Maxted uses the didjeridoo and crystal singing bowls for a Sound Bath Healing. Come and enjoy this magical experience! For more information on Sound Bath Healing, visit

MARTA MARTA Ligeti -Saltspring Island Residency

August 16-23, 2014 • ArtSpring Theatre, Saltspring Island, BC

Thank You for the Successful Run from the Performers & Crew of 'Speaking in Ligeti'

Thank You for the Successful Run from the Performers & Crew of 'Speaking in Ligeti'

Thank you to Vancouver New Music, The Dance Centre, and everyone behind the scenes who helped to make 'Speaking in Ligeti' such a success! The dancers and musicians had a great time and really appreciated all the enthusiastic audience support!

MMP is pleased to announce we had three sold-out shows and standing ovations! ~We are thrilled!~

Photos by Yvonne Chew
Video by Clancy Dennehy

It's Time for marta marta MAYHEM 2013!

You’re invited to our 6th Annual marta marta MAYHEM Fun-draiser!

Saturday, May 25th @ the CBC Studio 700
(700 Hamilton St, Vancouver)

WHEN: 7pm ~ 11pm

TICKETS: $25 in advance/ $30 at the door

7:00 - 8:30 pm ~ Silent Auction and Refreshments

8:30 - 9:00 pm ~ Live Performances

9:00 - 11:00 pm ~ Dancing

UNFORGETTABLE : A Fundraising Gala for Marta Marta Productions


Thanks to everyone who made MMP's special UNFORGETTABLE fundraising gala a success on November 10, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.

The Dance Centre & Vancouver New Music Present the World Premiere of 'Speaking in Ligeti' April 18-20,2013

Join us for the World Premier of 'Speaking in Ligeti' at The Dance Centre this Spring!

8 PM

 April 18 - 20, 2013
The Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street, Vancouver)

Tickets $30 regular, $22 students/seniors.

Available through Tickets Tonight ~ 



CO:LAB is a six-day ‘collaborative laboratory’ where six choreographers and six composers are invited to come together in the studio to explore the infinite possibilities of contemporary interdisciplinary creative process.

All participants must be available for the two weekends of Friday to Sunday November 30 to Dec 2, 2012, and Friday to Sunday, Dec 7 to 9, 2012.

Please click the attached file for additional project details and submission information.



On May 25&26, 2012, Martha Carter's new piece, CLASS ACTION, was performed by the Arts Umbrella Apprentice dance company at the Vancouver Playhouse for their year-end show.

For more information aboutArts Umbrella and their Summer Dance Intensive visit HERE.

A second version of the piece, CLASS ACTION on the DRIVE was performed by The Drive Dance Centre Scholarship students at the Roundhouse in June.
Visit the Drive Dance Centre

More Mayhem 2012 Photos

Check out the slideshow of the Mayhem festivities!

Performance images from the MMP Dancers can be seen HERE.

Photo credit: Drahomir Opatril

MARTA MARTA Mayhem 2012

This year's MARTA MARTA Mayhem fundraiser was amplified with a fitting venue at the CBC Studio 700, and exciting and innovative performances by Metal Dog (Carolyn Chan and Clancy Dennehy), and MMP's new creation performed by dancers Delphine Leroux, Hayden Fong, Heather Laura Gray, Léon Feizo-Gas, Jacqui Lopez and Thoenn Glover; and musicians Marc Destrubé, Andrea Siradze and Peggy Lee from the Microcosmos Quartet.

In Studio Images from TWiSTED:SOLO (unplugged) in Vancouver

In studio images of Martha Carter rehearsing her TWiSTED:SOLO (unplugged).

The one night only showing in Vancouver was a treat for everyone in attendance as Martha performed her one woman show before her premiere in New York.

Photo credit: Steven Lemay

TWiSTED:SOLO NYC (unplugged)

On May 5, 2012, Martha performed her TWiSTED:SOLO (unplugged) at the Yoga Union in New York City.

Along with many dear friends, the audience included several Yoga for Scoliosis specialists including Alison West (Yoga Union), Deborah Wolk (Yoga Union for Backcare and Scoliosis), Elise Browning Miller (California Yoga Centre), and Narelle Carter-Quinlan (Yoga Body Torque, Brisbane Australia).

Special Thanks to everyone at Yoga Union and to Technical Assistant Kay Ottinger and Rehearsal Director Pamela Newell for helping to make the show a success!

Celebrate 25 years of Dance in Canada!

The Canada Dance Festival, in partnership with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa is celebrating 25 years of dance in Canada on June 8th-16th.

Our own Martha Carter, who serves as a board director for the CDF will also be lending her support for the celebration, and invites everyone to come and share in the rich and innovative dance culture in Canada.

Let's celebrate dance!

For more event details: Canada Dance Festival 2012

Twisted Outreach Project's New Website

We are proud to announce that Twisted Outreach Project for Back Care and Scoliosis now has its own website!

Although MMP and TOPS are still connected by Martha Carter's vision and direction, it had became apparent that MMP and TOPS needed two separate websites to accompany the two distinctly different identities.

Check out the new website HERE.

iDUB 2006 Calgary


iDUB is about inspired and inspiring movement. It is about capturing dance as a social art form. It is about cross-fertilising dance styles that are practised by trained and self-trained dancers to discover new avenues of expression. It is about immersing the audience in an interactive setting so they witness the innovative movement, relentless rhythm, and stunning visuals. It is about encouraging the audience to feel the power of dance within themselves. After every performance, the audience is invited to dance, and that is when the real show begins.

Hop• Jump• Jive 125


HOP•JUMP•JIVE •125, darlings of audience-engaging, multi-media performance art, mmHoP dancers perform Hop-Jump-Jive-125 a site specific birthday dance party that has everyone shaking their thing. Directed and Choreographed by Martha Carter, Hop-Jump-Jive-125 features Vancouver MC / DJs Jacob Cino and Ndidi Cascade leading the performance with their unique musical style.

Photo credit: Clancy Dennehy

MARTA MARTA Mayhem 2012

Are you ready to make MAYHEM again?

Come join us for our 5th Annual MARTA MARTA MAYHEM Fun-draiser
Saturday, May 26th @ the CBC Studio 700 (700 Hamilton St, Vancouver)

WHEN: 7pm - 11pm
TICKETS: $40 in advance/ $50 at the door

The evening will be filled with exciting performances, silent auction (featured painting by Vancouver's John Ferrie is one of the many items up for grabs!), door prizes, dancing and more!

MOA Mashup


September 17, 2009, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
This free site-specific performance featured cutting-edge Vancouver artists MC-DJs Jacob Cino, Rupinder Sidhu, media artist jamie griffiths, visual artist Numa MacKenzie aka The Noble Savage, choreographer Martha Carter and DANCERS Amber Funk Barton, Heather Dotto, Lisa Gelley, Sasha Kozak, Leah Littiwack, Josh Martin and Manuel Sorge.


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