We Begin.

During our residency at Theatre Junction in Calgary for their TJLAB sessions we invited filmmaker Kevin Dong to join us in the space and capture some moments of the Monkeys at work.

#webeginwithanemptystudio is a short documentary to introduce ourselves at Dancing Monkey Laboratories. We are interested in researching, exploring, discovering and deconstructing what performance can be by creating new works that speak to diverse audiences.

We’re in the Lab… Dancing.

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Karl Nimeni is not Dead – Trailer 2018

An international call was sent out to Nimenists far and wide to participate in the trailer for Dancing Monkey Laboratories new production of Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni.

May 3rd to the 6th, Calgary, AB. Presented by Theatre Junction Grand’s Next Stage series.

*Karl Nimeni has yet to respond.

Participants:
1 – Jimmy Hayes
2 – Tracy MacNeil
3 – Chenise Mitchell
4 – Patricia Mckenzie
5 – Marie Curley
6 – Louise hedenskog
7 – Dirk Van Satralen
8 – Luke Sinclaire
9 – Tina Lambert
10 – Jason Roar
11 – Lora Randolph Mander
12 – Catherine from Norway
13 – George Kneiser
14 – Nina Gerschack
15 – Djed Moros
16 – Nicolas Marti
17 – Eric Cohen
18 – Sol Battaglio
19 – Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd
20 – Mike Czuba
21 – Sylvain Auclaire
22 – Gnome Eric
23 – Meghann Michalsky
24 – Binh Nguyen
25 – Phoenix Starllen
26 – Her Highness Sonja Rainey, 476th Queen of Gnomelandia
27 – Neil Napier
28 – Katherine Bjornestol
29 – Trevor Mark
30 – Sarah Start
31 – Chandler Smith
32 – Ksenia Thurgood
33 – Edmund Idziak
34 – Rebecca Moschopedis
35 – Sylvie Moquin
36 – Nathaniel Schmidt
37 – Melissa Tuplin
38 – Leon Schwesinger
39 – Amy Sawka

WE FOUND BIGFOOT!!

On January 31st, the Dancing Monkey Players presented Le Salon Des Refusés #2 at Cafe Koi, reading Mike Czuba’s play/screenplay/something called WAITING FOR GORDO*.

Introducing the Dancing Monkey Players (left to right on the stage: ‘Original’ Filsan Dualeh, Michelle Brandenburg, Dean Combitsis, Wil Knoll, Lonni Olson and Melissa Tuplin. (pics by Leon Schwesinger)

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There were hats!

*A play, based on a screenplay by Mike Czuba, Andrew Kenneth Martin and Gordon Currie, based ever-so loosely on another play by some other dude and influenced by a single episode of the Six-Million Dollar Man. In no way does the content of this play infringe on the copyright of any other plays with similar titles. Any similarities to any other persons or characters alive or dead is 100% coincidental and should be treated as such. If you have to ask if something is real… it already is.

Le Salon des Refusés #2

Gordo Cover_2January 31st – 2018. Cafe Koi. Le Salon des Refusé returns for its 2nd evening of ridiculous material. Our first evening presented AFTER US THE SAVAGE GOD in 2016. This time out we present WAITING FOR GORDO by Mike Czuba. (Cast to be finalized – but rumour has it the band is getting back together.)

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* A play, based on a screenplay by Mike Czuba, Andrew Kenneth Martin and Gordon Currie, based ever-so losely on another play by some other dude and influenced by a single epidsode of the Six-Million Dollar Man. In no way does the content of this play infringe on the copywright of any other plays with similar titles. Any similarites to any other persons or characters alive or dead is 100% coincidental and should be treated as such. If you have to ask if something is real… it already is.

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Monkeys on Late Night.

On November 29th, the Dancing Monkey crew was invited to present their performance video GOOD FORTUNE DRINKS TOO MUCH at LATE NIGHT AT THE PLAZA.

We felt very comfortable in their special brand of madness.
We also discovered that monkeys fit quite snuggly on questionable chesterfields.

Pics from Wise Photo.
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New Music from Nathaniel Schmidt

Musician, composer and Dancing Monkey, Nathaniel Schmidt, has been working with Project InTandem, creating the score to RESIDUE created by Meghann Michalsky & Matt Hall.

Project InTandem is a double-bill dance theatre production – the performances will take place at the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary from November 9 to November 11. Along with RESIDUE, the event will feature VITAL SIGNS created by Sylvie Moquin.

Meghann Michalsky participated in Dancing Monkey’s WE MUST COLLIDE, and Sylvie Moquin participated in Humanoid – A LOVE SUPREME.