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.

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I Have Worked With

  • March 2019

    Monkeyhouse has enjoyed our ongoing relationship with the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center where we have premeired new work, developed community outreach adventures, and hosted talk backs for out of town choreographers. We will be presenting another concert at this gorgeous venue in March 2019.

  • July 2018
  • August 2016

    Monkeyhouse has embraced the challenge of building a new work at Luminarium's 24 hour Choreofest in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.  These concerts have fostered a wonderful bond between our two companies that has encouraged us to promote one another's work and sparked new models for fundraising. Monkeyhouse has mentored other choreograhpers and companies that we met through Choreofest, we have hosted post show discussions for these companies and we have collaborated on projects together.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Karen
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 221
Somerville, MA 02143
Physical Address: 
Somerville, MA 02143
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
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: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
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

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$12,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Dance
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults