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 […]Read More We Begin.
Dancing Monkey’s Mike Czuba sat down with Craig McFarlane at Passing Time With Craig (@ptwcraig) to talk about art things and a little Tom Cruise. The episode can be found on #Spotify , #iTunes , #Google and #Podbean . https://passingtimewithcraig.podbean.com/e/episode-88-mike-czuba/Read More ART TALK!
A Monkey adjacent project: With the generous support of the Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Arts Development, Mike Czuba, along with Tim Nguyen and Wil Knoll will be experimenting with a project designed to investigate how a theatrical play can be re-imagined within a digital world, to ask different questions of ourselves as artists, our disciplines, and offer possible solutions in a finished, […]Read More Running Digitally
Hey look, I’m not starting this with a definition! What that word means to us will change depending on our reality, age, culture, ambition, maybe even gender and hundreds of other factors. To some it might be the simple act of starting something, let alone finishing anything, or it needs to be something bigger, a […]Read More What Does Achievement Actually Mean?
This is a version of a paper that I was supposed to give at a conference at York University at the end of the month – which unfortunately was cancelled due to Covid-19. So I decided to turn it into a Dancing Monkey Performance Paper. This is part two of the ‘Thr(3)e Dimensional Text‘ series, […]Read More An Alt-Traditional Structure
A very successful premiere reading was presented at Glenbow Museum, in November 2019, which was followed by two more staged readings. January 19th in Red Deer, Alberta, by the Red Deer Players, and then the US premiere reading on February 8th, at The Art Studio in Beaumont, directed by Elayne LeTraunik. **The Next reading will […]Read More Upcoming Staged Readings of ‘AFTER MOURNING’