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.
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.”
Dancing Monkey is very pleased to announce that our short film GOOD FORTUNE DRINKS TOO MUCH has been selected to be presented at Cinédance 2016 as part of the Bouge D’ici dance festival. The event will happen on January 29th starting at 8pm at the Mainline Gallery (3905 Boul. St-Laurent). “The evening will feature a series of juried short films centered around dance and movement themes. From the experimental to the narrative, this promises to be an eclectic evening of film.”
If you are in the Montreal area mark that night on your calendar.
Facebook event page click: HERE.
This will be the second time Dancing Monkey Laboratories will take part in Cinédance. Previously our short film SATELLITES CAPTURED was presented in 2014.
GOOD FORTUNE DRINKS TOO MUCH was featured in the Dance Current in July 2015 and images from the film were featured on the site Bohemianizm in October.
(IN) VISIBLE COLLISIONS is a short film – or a photo-collage – based on Dancing Monkey’s workshop of WE MUST COLLIDE. This work is created to allow the production to have a life past the stage and into new mediums.
WE MUST COLLIDE is a high energy, kinetic, interdisciplinary piece exploring the violence of stillness against the explosion of a touch into the control and strength of a developed impression. With modern technology literally pulling us apart, we must physically collide into each other to be noticed, felt and seen.
Production info for WE MUST COLLIDE can be found here.