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Sex Dalmatian

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World Premiere

Alyssa Martin, Rock Bottom Movement


Market Hall (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

February 17, 2023 @ 7:30 PM

Run Time: 75 minutes – no intermission

Accessibility: Accessible venue and washrooms, audio assist system available for hard of hearing. To book an audio headset email

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Mature audiences

COVID precautions: This is a mask-friendly event

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

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*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credit card required). Please email your request to or call 705-745-1788.

Photo Credit: Drew Berry

Bill Kimball speaks with Alyssa Martin and Brayden Jamil Cairns about their dance and comedy influences, how their new show Sex Dalmatian came together and what Brayden’s fave Pboro hangouts were back in the day!

Sex Dalmatian is an evening-length 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. Created by the award winning, critically acclaimed Toronto-based absurdist dance company Rock Bottom Movement, the show playfully tackles the perils of ambition and the dangers of romance. Sex Dalmatian places heavy feelings into bizarre containers, shining a humorous light on some of the darker corners of the collective consciousness.

“Rock Bottom Movement and its artistic director, Alyssa Martin, are the quirky weirdos of Toronto’s dance/theatre world that you can’t help but be drawn toward.” – Carly Maga, Toronto Star

“Martin’s rich dissection of the female experience is vulnerable and resonant. Together with her collaborators, she is able to reclaim dreams.” – Jillian Groening, The Dance Current

“a wonderfully weird breath of fresh air in the current theatre climate.” – Brandon Lorimer, Art Critique

“The choreography is both clumsy and precise, raucous and contained, spastic and subtle- and filled to the brim with a wide-eyed fear that keeps you laughing and on-edge throughout the performance.” – Brandon Lorimer, Art Critique

“Each performer holds such beauty and humour in every isolated moment of the play, and it is clear how much love went into this. The emotions of the characters are huge and serious, but the work is always playful and captivating.” – Brandon Lorimer, Art Critique

Choreography & Direction: Alyssa Martin
in collaboration with Performers Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Sam Grist, Pony Nicole Herauf, Natasha Poon Woo
Written by David Bernstein, Pony Nicole Herauf and Alyssa Martin
Composition: Morgan-Paige Melbourne and Benjamin Shapiro
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver
Stage Management: Kathy Le
Costumes: Alyssa Martin and Sam Grist

Workshops with Alyssa Martin, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Rock Bottom Movement – limited spaces

Purchasing a ticket to either workshop grants you free admission to the World Premiere of Sex Dalmatian!
Simply select “yes I would like to attend the performance” during checkout and we’ll see you there!


What: A guided dive into a series of creative activities conjured to massage your brain & body into spontaneous imaginative flexibility. Together we will write, draw, move, sing and collaborate without the pressures of achievement or productivity. This workshop is designed to help you discover the tools you need to access your creative muscle when inspiration may be running low.

Who it’s for: This is designed for people who work, study (or have worked/studied) in the realms of theatre, dance and performance.

When: Sunday February 12, 12pm-3pm.

Where: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte Street.

Cost: Pick your price, from $5 to $25.


What: ZERO dance experience is required for this hour-long dip into the dance world at the Bottom. Come together, get hot, learn a little dance and show off. No solo dancing. No pressure. We’re just here to get you moving, teach you some moves and laugh together. Wear comfy clothes, and bring a water bottle. You will leave… A DANSEUR!!

Who’s it for?: Anyone can participate, all ages, all levels. This is a great community engagement workshop.

When: Wednesday February 15th, 6pm-7pm

Where: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte Street.

Cost: Pick your price, from $5 to $25.

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