“Perhaps one of the more intriguing pieces to hit Calgary this season opens this Tuesday at EPCOR CENTRE’S Motel. The surrealist, existentialist production Karl Nimeni is Not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni brings together Calgary’s Dancing Monkey Laboratories with Germany’s Interdisciplinary Kolleg ‘Karl Nimeni’: Nature and Culture of the Night, in a production unlike anything you have ever seen...” calgaryisawesome.com
Dancing Monkey Laboratories, in association with the Interdisciplinary Kolleg ‘Karl Nimeni’: Nature and Culture of the Night (Germany) Presents:
KARL NIMENI IS NOT DEAD – I KILLED KARL NIMENI, a Night Play and Theatrical Poem
The music for Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni can be found HERE.
Academic Background and Research: “Nocturology, Nimeni and the Night Play”
Charles Fleming is in crisis; nothing makes sense or allows him to follow the flow of existence. Being is becoming difficult. We meet him in a jail cell, charged with the murder of Karl Nimeni. The only evidence against him is a dream. He speaks to the audience or the jury or his god or himself. His reality has been compromised by his own dreams. We learn that he believes he is innocent because Karl Nimeni has murdered him. On this nocturlogical journey we meet different versions of Karl Nimeni as understood by Charles, a man he might have never met, and a Dancer who represents a primitive longing in Charles, beyond rationality and logic.
Written and Directed by Mike Czuba
Choreographed by Melissa Tuplin
Featuring Amy Sawka, Edward Ogum, Melissa Tuplin
Composed by Nathaniel Schmidt
Designed by Leon Schwesinger
Video Editing by Emma Casey