The Void at the Calgary Expo

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 SUPREME’. A space that exists 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. There are 34 Citizen Laws. Not everyone follows them.

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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

THE VOID – a short film

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There are 34 Citizen Laws. Not everyone follows them.

Director – Mike Czuba. Dancer – Melissa Tuplin. Music – Nathaniel Schmidt. Shot and Masks – Leon Schwesinger. Costume Design/Construction – Katrina Muller. Animation – Samantha Scafidi. Sound Editing – Alex Bohn.

“How violent are the battles waged inside of ourselves to try and conform to our programming? Are they as violent as the constant attack of advertising and cultural indoctrination that has permeated so deeply into our daily lives? So deeply that there is no need for them to be subliminal or even liminal, they are simply right there in the open.”