Greetings dancers, artists, patrons and scoli-warriors!
Is it really MAYHEM time again already?!.... Yup!


Every May, Marta Marta MAYHEM, our annual fundraising event, has entertained our community 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 Backcare and Scoliosis (MMP•TOPS). Thanks to your help, the company continues to grow in new and exciting directions. As a multi-disciplinary non-profit dedicated to both dance-based performing arts and body work, our creative approach to movement in all its forms is what bridges our communities.


Driven by the passion and vision of our Artistic Director Martha Carter, highlights of our upcoming year include a NEW performance work in process by Carter for 2018; a new MMP initiative to offer the dance community subsidized studio space through our Artist in Residency program; ongoing educational workshops, classes and retreats in Vancouver and beyond; and our continued groundbreaking work to develop a unique scoliosis support website.


And now we will simply ask, would you please consider supporting us this year?


Your donation will help both MMP and TOPS fulfill their mandate to bring quality programs to arts audiences, movement students and the general public alike. All donations will receive a 100% tax donation receipt.


When you give...

  • $20, someone with back care needs can have access to scoliosis-focused movement workshops;

  • $60, an up-and-coming performing artist can receive a week of subsidized access to studio space;

  • $100, a teen learning to manage their scoliosis can receive a free Yoga for Scoliosis consultation;

  • $500, we can invite and host movement professionals to lead engaging workshops and retreats.

Thank you in advance– every bit helps.


Cheques may be made payable to MARTA MARTA PRODUCTIONS
PO BOX 21647, 1424 Commercial Drive, V5L 3X0 


See more about the Twisted Outreach Project.

Check out some of the hilarious and ridiculous contributions we received from last year's MAYHEM! 

Ingrid Beattie breaks some World Records! 


Clancy & two creature friends make a little mayhem. 




Su-Feh stirs up TROUBLE! 


Some throwback Mayhem from Robert Greenberg.


Kathryn tends to some quiet mayhem on Salt Spring Island.


Isabel brings the Mayhem to NYC!


Eva proves there's time for Mayhem– even on a hike! 


Kathryn gives us some special Victoria Day Mayhem

 Team Mayhem Takes us out! 

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.



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


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


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 (

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!

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
8$ members/10$ guests

Purchase tickets online at
or through the Brock House Office
For more info call 604.228.1461


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


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


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.


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