KARL NIMENI – The Show.

For those of you who could not make the performance, grab a cafe, or a drink, settle in, and check out the show.

**We’re looking into festival opportunities, or, if you’re interested in the material for your own production, give us a shout – dancingmonkeylab@gmail.com

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The Un-Birthday

On April 11th. Dancing Monkey had a little get together at Village Brewery’s Tap Room to celebrate the past 5 years of work and to bring together many of the artists we’ve had the honour of working with.  Before the pics, here’s a list of those artists:

Larry Lamont, Laura Allen, Steven Evanik, Jason Galeos, Shelley Woodall, Andrew Woodall, Samantha Scafidi, Andrew Kerr, Olivia Brooks-Golosky, Kensington Sinfonia, Donovan Seidle, Derek Paulich, Michelle Brandenburg, Marcia Liber, Jenn Weihmann, Jarett Sitter, Harry Papavlasopoulos and Jon Tsamalidis, Amy Sawka, Edward Ogum, Emma Casey, Meghann Michalsky, Chandler Smith, Sarah Curts, Chenise Mitchell, Genevieve Pare, Connor Williams, Dean Combitsis, Hailey MacLeod, Sylvie Moquin, Chantal Wall, Maria Arseniuk, Timepoint Ensemble, Lonni Olson, Filsan Dualeh, David Sklar, Wil Knoll, Kevin Dong, Mark Limacher, Chris Dadge, Nate Waters, The Fluid Festival, The Soulocentric Festival, The Ignite! Festival, Theatre Junction

We also had a raffle to raise some funds for Karl Nimeni is Not Dead with generous donations from: Kensington SinfoniaTimepoint EnsembleMountainviewCowtown OperaDIY TheatreThe KinkonautsNew Works Calgary and Crooked Spies

A Sneak Peek

On May 3rd to the 6th of 2018 – Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni will be returning to the stage. In association with Theatre Junction Grand’s NEXT STAGE series, Dancing Monkey will continue to investigate the strange and mysterious arrest and interrogation of the writer Charles Fleming. If you have to ask if something is true, it already is.

Photography by Harry Papavlasopoulos
Complete show images can be found HERE.

Written and Directed by Mike Czuba
Choreography by Melissa Tuplin
Featuring: Amy Sawka, Michelle Brandenburg and Melissa Tuplin.
Design by Leon Schwesinger
Music by Nathaniel Schmidt and David Burnett
Stage Managed by Micheal Luong
Costume assistance by Katrina Muller

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Left to Right: Michelle Brandenburg, Melissa Tuplin, and Amy Sawka. Design by Leon Schwesinger. Photo by Harry Papavlasopoulos

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Melissa Tuplin and Amy Sawka. Design by Leon Schwesinger. Photo by Harry Papavlasopoulos

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Michelle Brandenburg. Design by Leon Schwesinger. Photo by Harry Papavlasopoulos

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Melissa Tuplin and Amy Sawka. Design by Leon Schwesinger. Photo by Harry Papavlasopoulos

Karl Nimeni Returns.

On May 3rd to the 6th of 2018 – Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni will be returning to the stage. In association with Theatre Junction Grand’s NEXT STAGE series, Dancing Monkey will continue to investigate the strange and mysterious arrest and interrogation of the writer Charles Fleming.

Featuring: Amy Sawka, Michelle Brandenburg and Melissa Tuplin.

If you have to ask if something is true, it already is.

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KARL NIMENI: REDUX – DREAMS

On the night of April 22nd, Dancing Monkey once again dove into the Nocturlogical deep end to investigate the philosophies of Karl Nimeni and the trial of Charles Fleming. As part of Theatre Junction Grand’s “La Nuit Sauvage” fundraising event, the Monkeys, with spiralar thinking, re-litigated Charles Fleming’s crimes and continued to seek the original dream that led to his arrest.

Featuring: Melissa Tuplin, Amy Sawka and members of TimePoint Ensemble.
Text by: Mike Czuba
Design by: Leon Schwesinger
Music by: Nathaniel Schmidt.

A special thanks to Theatre Junction Grand, Tonya Lailey, Karen Bell, Guy de Carteret, Lizzy Evashkevich and Aldona Barutowicz.

“The concept of the unclear is difficult because we are programmed for order and an outcome, for containment and catharsis but, but… Why can’t we be in the space between a part and apart so we won’t be blinded by trickery? What if we ask the questions but let the answers arrive when they’re ready? What if we reveled in our un-understanding? What if, what if we didn’t try to make sense of everything and let mystery back into our lives? What if we find a gnome and ask the question, have you ever dreamt of a tree?”

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