Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Monkeyhouse

Monkeyhouse, an award winning nonprofit that connects communities through choreography, has collaborated with towns throughout New England to encourage residents of all ages to move with meaning. Founded in 2000, it began with a promise to build a laboratory where choreographers could create, experiment and present new work. We have mentored, nurtured and supported local, national, and international choreographers ranging from students first experimenting to established favorites. Monkeyhouse projects have toured to New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Winnepeg, Chicago and around New England. We've hosted hundreds of conversations about different creative processes and formed long term relationships with presenters, audience members and other choreographers. We hunger for events that bring communities together in ways that foster greater understanding between participants and form lasting relationships.

Additional Links: 
Performed by Olivia Scharff & Sam Mullen

I Have Worked With

  • January 2015 to December 2020

    Monkeyhouse has presented new works at NACHMO Boston in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, & 2020. In 2020 we were invited to co-produce Boston's NACHMO programming including adding a robust mentoring system.

  • November 2020

    Monkeyhouse is partnering with Subcircle on two upcoming Covid Collaborations in 2021.

  • March 2020 to October 2020

    Partnered with the Dance Complex to mentor the aMaSSiT program virtually through COVID Collaborations. 

    Choreographers:

    Ellen Oliver (https://www.creativeground.org/profile/ellen-antoinette-oliver)

    Nicole Zizzi

    Cassandre Charles

    Angela Cole 

    Ava Untermyer

Pages

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Karen
Job Title/Position: 
co-Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 221
Somerville, MA 02143
Physical Address: 
Malden, MA 02148
Last Name: 
Krolak
Phone: 
646.535.1481

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Light Art
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
2019 - Invited to co-produce Luminarium Dance Company’s 24hr ChoreoFest
2019 - Invited to co-produce NACHMO Boston
Awards: 
2020 - Malden LCC Grants
2020 - Medford LCC Grants
2019 - Malden LCC Grant
2019 - Medford LCC Grant
2015 - Hiraeth 2.0, One of the 2015 Best Dance Pieces of 2015, Arts Fuse, Cambridge MA
2010, 2007, & 2006 - Voted Best Dance Company in Boston by Boston Phoenix Readers' Poll
2002 - Won Best Costume Design @ New York International Fringe Festival
2002 - Named Exemplary Project by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Accessibility of Services

Monkeyhouse is committed to improving our overall accessibility for events both online and in person. We have always strived to find poetry within the idiosyncratic limitations of each dancer’s body. Artistic Director karen Krolak is currently a member of the Boston Dance Alliance’s Dance and Disability cohort.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Prefer a wood floor but that is flexible
We are dedicated to bringing dance to places that don’t normally see dance and are eager to work site specifically
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$20,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Dance
Design
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors