We Begin.

During our residency at Theatre Junction in Calgary for their TJLAB sessions we invited filmmaker Kevin Dong to join us in the space and capture some moments of the Monkeys at work.

#webeginwithanemptystudio is a short documentary to introduce ourselves at Dancing Monkey Laboratories. We are interested in researching, exploring, discovering and deconstructing what performance can be by creating new works that speak to diverse audiences.

We’re in the Lab… Dancing.

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Collisions in the TJ lab.

Next up in the Laboratory: Dancing Monkey has been invited to participate in Theatre Junction’s Lab sessions. A week long residency of exploration and continued workshopping of our original interdisciplinary dance piece WE MUST COLLIDE.  From January 18th to the 22nd 2016 with a public outcome on Friday the 22nd at 8pm – then drinks….

Featuring: Melissa Tuplin, Sarah Curts, Meghann Michalsky, Chandler Smith, Chenise Mitchell and Jason Owin F. Galeos

Original Music by: Nathaniel Schmidt
Choreography and Co-directed by: Melissa Tuplin
Written and Co-directed by: Mike Czuba
Design support by: Leon Schwesinger

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There’s a Monkey on the Radio.

In September, Melissa Tuplin – Monkey and (S)cientist – was in Montreal and sat down with Dirty Feet Podcast to talk about Dancing Monkey Laboratories and her deep love for Calgary artists and organizations.

Have a listen: http://www.nomoreradio.com/dirtyfeet/156/

Dirty Feet is a weekly podcast on the topic of dance and movement based performing arts.

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(IN) VISIBLE COLLISIONS – A New Short Film

(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.