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.
People Are Watching – Do you care? There is a line in the original Manifesto which reads: “The stage and the screen are two extremely different platforms and if concessions are not made, the work will not translate as you feel it should.” Along with many other strongly worded hints at this concept, this line […]Read More Digital Manifesto: Addendum #4
This is the third addendum to the Digital Theatre Manifesto I wrote back in January 2021 for Intermission Magazine. Kindness and Communication In the original manifesto document for Intermission Magazine, I wrote: Most artists can take a tiny budget and produce magic. We’re constantly creating new worlds, images and stories with nothing but shoestrings and determination. That is […]Read More Digital Manifesto: Addendum #3
This is the second addendum to the Digital Theatre Manifesto I wrote back in January 2021 for Intermission Magazine. Be Ambitious!! I just had the honour of being involved in Wil Knoll’s digital production of David Ellis Heyman’s one-act play Digby & Glass. Wil’s bold concept, imagined the play as a site-specific, lived streamed performance, for […]Read More DIGITAL MANIFESTO: ADDENDUM #2
We wanted to make a separate post for this to make it easier to find. With all the digital offerings out right now, this production can be used as a foundational structure and style. Dancing Monkey is going to continue to explore this platform, even when we can re-engage with live audiences. We will construct […]Read More LIKE TOM CRUISE LOVES RUNNING – Full Show
This will no doubt be the first of many addendums to the Digital Theatre Manifesto I wrote back in January for Intermission Magazine. Artists, when you are contracted by a festival or a production entity or even an academic institution, to film and stream your work, either live or to be broadcast at a later […]Read More Digital Manifesto: Addendum #1