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A story told through dance, poetry, and magic.

Do You Want to Live Forever?

I was just living a normal life until he came along. Now it’s been three hundred years since I abandoned my plans. It’s fun living in the company of hedonists, but…. Should I keep living forever? How long is that? Will I exist forever? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll just join some cosmic dream soup.

“It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime [...] I was captivated.” - David Currie, Apt613

"Travis Martin is eccentric but friendly as the mysterious immortal, and the rhymes flow as mellifluously from his lips as the dance moves do from the other performers. Alya Graham is spellbinding..." -  Ian Huffam, New Ottawa Critics

Do You Want to Love Forever? has a run time of 60 minutes.

ALLISON ELIZABETH BURNS Project Instigator, Choreographer & Performer | TRAVIS MARTIN, Co-Creator, Writer & Performer | ALYA GRAHAM, Collaborator & Performer | MARY WIGGIN, CLEO and TESSA Performers | TRISTAN HENRY and KAYLA MILMINE-ABBOTT Music | ROBIN TOLLER Dramaturg

Photos by Pat Holloway.

Do You Want to Live Forever?: About Me


Do You Want To Live Forever

Do You Want to Live Forever?: Welcome


Do You Want To Live Forever (Ottawa Fringe 2017)

Do You Want to Live Forever?: Welcome
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"Do I want to live forever?

Hey, why not, so long as you're here with me

Do I want to breath forever?

Sure, I suppose that's part of the deal

Do I want to sleep forever?

Well, maybe not continuously

Do I want to exist forever?

Well, that seems inescapable

Do I want to love forever?

It's not something I can avoid with you in my life

Do you want to write forever?

I think I could finally outstripe Shakespeare if I did

Do you want to eat forever?

I'm not sure, how does it taste?"

-Travis Martin

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Past Performances

June 8-17, 2017

Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON)


Thursday, June 8 at 7:30pm | Saturday, June 10 at 10:30pm | Sunday, June 11 at 2:30pm  | Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm | Friday, June 16 at 6:00pm | Saturday, June 17 at 9:30pm

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Allison Elizabeth Burns is very grateful for the support of The School of Dance, Pure Kitchen, Black Sheep Theatre, The Gladstone Theatre, and the Ottawa Fringe Festival in helping to make Do You Want to Love Forever? come to life.

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