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“Dolphin is a show that is unique, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s a rambunctious spectacle ridden with wordplay, impressive physicality and the most cohesive, visually alluring aesthetic. It’ll have you grinning from ear to ear the entire time.”
In a contemporary dance-romp through a faux-spiritual aquatic Neverland, the characters hilariously attempt to find themselves through dream ballet, cold-pressed juices and romantic scandal.
“Dolphin protect me. Dolphin guide me. I don’t need to be saved. I need to be found.”
Choreographer: Alyssa Martin
Jenny Humphrey: Drew Berry
Blair Waldorf: Samantha Grist
Chuck Bass: Krista Newey
Serena Van Der Woodsen: Brayden Cairns
Nate Archibald: TBD
Dolphin: Sebastian Biasucci
Alyssa Martin is a Canadian choreographer and director. She founded Rock Bottom Movement in 2012 as a creative home and has since created over twenty new works. She’s earned the Canadian Stage Award for Direction and a Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Alyssa has worked in residence at many art centres throughout Canada including the Banff Centre and Canadian Stage. She most recently created Bin Chicken for Toronto Dance Theatre’s 2019/20 season.
Samantha Grist is a Toronto-based dancer and performer. She has been a member of Rock Bottom Movement since 2012, touring with the company through Ontario, Montreal, New York and Louisiana. She’s completed residencies with RBM at the Banff Centre, National Ballet of Canada (CreativAction), Canadian Stage and Toronto Dance Theatre. Recent credits include: fantasylover (SummerWorks 2018), String Quartet No.14 in G Major (DanceWorks CoWorks 2017), Dolphin (SummerWorks 2017), and MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS (Next Stage 2016).
Drew Berry is a Toronto-based dancer, thespian, photographer, musician and teacher. Drew has been working as a collaborator with Rock Bottom Movement since 2016 having performed in five full-length works and participated in multiple residencies. Other collaborators include: Emma Kerson, Nico Al Ajillio, Irma Villafuerte, Kate Hilliard, Alias Dance Project, and Kaeja d’Dance. A graduate from Quinte Ballet School of Canada, Drew holds her BFA (Honours) from the Performance Dance program at Ryerson University.
Brayden Cairns is a Toronto-based dance artist and current company member in Alyssa Martin’s Rock Bottom Movement. Growing up in rural Ontario, Brayden started his dance journey at age 12 and moved to Toronto in 2015 to begin training at Ryerson’s School of Performance. In his time with RBM Brayden has rehearsed and performed Alyssa’s new work hollow mountain and looks forward to a thriving future with her company.
Krista Newey holds a BFA in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. Krista has performed most recently with Rock Bottom Movement at Fall For Dance North. Krista participated in Adelheid’s re:research program where she was involved in Alyssa Martin’s creative process. She has also performed with Nostos Collectives, Frog In Hand, The Garage, and Alias Dance Project. Her choreography has appeared in Dance Matters, The Garage Studio Showing, New Blue’s Creative Residency and with Nostos.
Sebastian Biasucci is a Toronto-based actor, producer and theatre maker. He is a graduate of Ryerson’s Performance Acting Program and also studied Commedia Dell Arte in Italy. Credits include, performing in Kat Sandler’s Retreat at Hart House, No Porpoise Production’s A Christmas Carol Comedy and TLC’s Untold Stories of The ER. With Rock Bottom Movement, Sebastian has performed in Dolphin and String Quartet No.14 in G Major.
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