In 1924, a man from London’s National Gallery visits Johanna Bonger in Holland and makes a substantial offer for a painting of Sunflowers. This is where we begin. In 1891, Johanna Bonger was Theo Van Gogh’s wife for only 2 years, and their young son Vincent Willem, was a year old when Theo died – […]Read More AFTER MOURNING. A new play by Mike Czuba.
Pleased to announce that Dancing Monkey’s short film THE VOID will be screened at the Calgary Expo Comics & Entertainment followed by a Q&A session with Melissa Tuplin and Mike Czuba. 3pm Saturday April 27th in the Quarter Horse room. THE VOID is based on Dancing Monkey Laboratories’ original performance piece, ‘Humanoid – A LOVE […]Read More The Void at the Calgary Expo
Dancing Monkey is pleased to present the third installment of Le Salon des Refusés, a staged reading of ridiculous plays and screenplays by Mike Czuba. This time out we present SHANIQUA and the SPACE QUEEN. A lost gem from the early 2000’s and missed opportunity for production companies everywhere!! But it’s not too late as […]Read More Le Salon des Refusés #3
In the time honoured, Rock&Roll tradition ( See Kiss ), The Monkeys are going to spend a little time on some solo gigs: various theatre, dance and music things, teaching – across the freakin’ country, community building and more schoolin’. Monkey works will arrive, here and there, as art-things are hard to stop doing, but […]Read More Solo Projects.
On June 2nd, Monkey scientist Mike Czuba gave the plenary address titled “Our Own Witnesses” at WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Power conference at the University of Calgary. Here’s the text… When we talk about story as a general concept, we often look to the past; Myths, legends, history, real and manufactured. The structure of these […]Read More A Monkey walks into a Puppet conference…
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 […]Read More A Sneak Peek
In preparation for Dancing Monkey’s upcoming production of Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni, Mike Czuba shared some thoughts with Intermission Magazine about process, making art and identifying as an artist. Forever Emerging “I’ve been an artist for so long that there is very little separation between my art and my […]Read More A little reading: FOREVER EMERGING