Humanoid – A LOVE SUPREME (Residency) 2016

Dancing Monkey was invited to participate in another residency at Theatre Junction (this time in the ‘Incubation’ phase) for their TJLab workshop initiative. We brought a brand new project entitled Humanoid – A LOVE SUPREME. We spent two weeks from November 18th to December 1st unpacking and exploring this new world culminating in a public outcome of the work-in-progress on the evening of December 1st.

Humanoid – A LOVE SUPREME takes place in another reality, where citizens are separated into the programmed or ‘The Numbers’ and the Humanoids, who are deemed empty until they are subjected to the procedure of programming. This world is tightly controlled to where the citizens no longer question how things are and simply accept that this is how it is. Certain ways of thinking are permitted, but many ways of thinking are forbidden. Then… something shifts.

Writer/Co-director: Mike Czuba
Choreographer/Co-director: Melissa Tuplin
Composer: Nathaniel Schmidt
Designer: Leon Schwesinger

Actors – Geneviève Paré, Connor Williams, Constantine Combitsis.
Dancers – Hailey McLeod, Chantal Wall, Sylvie Moquin.
Musicians – Mark Limacher, Nate Waters, Chris Dadge.
Filmmaker – Kevin Dong.

**Dancing Monkey would also like to publicly thank those who donated to our fundraising and made this new work possible: Marie Curley, Neil Napier, Lisa & Brian Tuplin, Betsy Atkin, Trish and Marcus Casey,  Jon Mitchell, Kathy Czuba, Mary Ellen Czuba, Pam Tzeng, Sonia Patenaude, Karen & Kevin McLeod, Mona Staples, Amy Jo Espetveidt, Christopher Tuplin,  Jason Mehmel, Allison Burns, McDonald-Wilson Dance Academy, Jeremy Schmidt, Ian Gibson, Tamara Schwesinger, Bianca Miranda –
and to the many anonymous donors (we know who you are and we thank you).

On-line program can be found HERE.
THE VOID – Short film based on Humanoid can be found HERE.
A review/reflection of the outcome by Tony Park can be found HERE.

(Images courtesy of Kevin Dong and Melissa Tuplin)