During our residency at The Grand 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 […]
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Get Out of the Way and Make Time. I closed a show a few months ago and have only now found some time to process that event. That, and many continued discussions with like-minded artists also working within streaming and multi-media platforms. My collective, Dancing Monkey Laboratories, produced a ‘hybrid’ performance; a live in-person audience, […]
Read More digital manifesto: Addendum #5
The lights are out, the doors are closed and another Dancing Monkey performance is done. But, there’s more to come. We are working on sharing the full live stream on YouTube, we will begin editing a short stand alone dance film, and last but not least, an album is being remixed and expanded with the […]
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It’s a special kind of feeling when the work you are doing gets seen and heard as you imagined (hoped) it would. We fully understand that all ART is subjective and open to perspectives, as it should be, but when it hits..
Read More sublimity – review!
We are a week out before the opening of SUBLIMITY – a love supreme, and we want to take a moment to highlight the music from our past productions. Composer Nathaniel Schmidt and his merry band of collaborators (at times David Burnett and Donovan Seidle – and this time, both), has created the the sonic […]
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A coincidence? The timing is suspect. As we are about move into the theatre space, to continue our (s)cientific exploration of this thing called ‘performance’, we intercepted what can only be described as a cryptic set of directives. We are fairly certain the transmission is emanating from outside The Void. Connecting this with the previous […]
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