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

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

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A little reading: FOREVER EMERGING

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.

https://www.intermissionmagazine.ca/artist-perspective/forever-emerging/

“I’ve been an artist for so long that there is very little separation between my art and my life. I am my art now. My art informs my decisions, my perspectives about the world, and my relationships, oftentimes to their detriment. If my art has plateaued—if I have plateaued, if I never become professional—how do I move forward? Turning the page and telling myself that I had a good run doesn’t feel like a constructive or even healthy option.”

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

Karl Nimeni is not Dead – Trailer 2018

An international call was sent out to Nimenists far and wide to participate in the trailer for Dancing Monkey Laboratories new production of Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni.

May 3rd to the 6th, Calgary, AB. Presented by Theatre Junction Grand’s Next Stage series.

*Karl Nimeni has yet to respond.

Participants:
1 – Jimmy Hayes
2 – Tracy MacNeil
3 – Chenise Mitchell
4 – Patricia Mckenzie
5 – Marie Curley
6 – Louise hedenskog
7 – Dirk Van Satralen
8 – Luke Sinclaire
9 – Tina Lambert
10 – Jason Roar
11 – Lora Randolph Mander
12 – Catherine from Norway
13 – George Kneiser
14 – Nina Gerschack
15 – Djed Moros
16 – Nicolas Marti
17 – Eric Cohen
18 – Sol Battaglio
19 – Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd
20 – Mike Czuba
21 – Sylvain Auclaire
22 – Gnome Eric
23 – Meghann Michalsky
24 – Binh Nguyen
25 – Phoenix Starllen
26 – Her Highness Sonja Rainey, 476th Queen of Gnomelandia
27 – Neil Napier
28 – Katherine Bjornestol
29 – Trevor Mark
30 – Sarah Start
31 – Chandler Smith
32 – Ksenia Thurgood
33 – Edmund Idziak
34 – Rebecca Moschopedis
35 – Sylvie Moquin
36 – Nathaniel Schmidt
37 – Melissa Tuplin
38 – Leon Schwesinger
39 – Amy Sawka

Le Salon des Refusés #2

Gordo Cover_2January 31st – 2018. Cafe Koi. Le Salon des Refusé returns for its 2nd evening of ridiculous material. Our first evening presented AFTER US THE SAVAGE GOD in 2016. This time out we present WAITING FOR GORDO by Mike Czuba. (Cast to be finalized – but rumour has it the band is getting back together.)

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* A play, based on a screenplay by Mike Czuba, Andrew Kenneth Martin and Gordon Currie, based ever-so losely on another play by some other dude and influenced by a single epidsode of the Six-Million Dollar Man. In no way does the content of this play infringe on the copywright of any other plays with similar titles. Any similarites to any other persons or characters alive or dead is 100% coincidental and should be treated as such. If you have to ask if something is real… it already is.

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Monkeys on Late Night.

On November 29th, the Dancing Monkey crew was invited to present their performance video GOOD FORTUNE DRINKS TOO MUCH at LATE NIGHT AT THE PLAZA.

We felt very comfortable in their special brand of madness.
We also discovered that monkeys fit quite snuggly on questionable chesterfields.

Pics from Wise Photo.
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