How Monkey found his Swing

How Monkey found his Swing

How Monkey found his Swing was first commissioned by the Dalcrose Society as an interactive children’s performance as part of the 2015 Manchester Jazz Festival. A collaboration between Ursula and the Hilary Step Saxophone Quartet, in 2016 it proved a huge hit at Birmingham Symphony Hall as part of the Musical Family Picnic Programme and pretty much stole the show at the Just So Children’s Festival. In 2017 it went on to ace The Bridgewater Hall and having recently received arts council funding is currently being developed further & promoted for 2018 by Jazz North. Monkey is energetic, boisterous and a perfect way to introduce youngsters to new sounds and unusual instruments, through movement, characterisation and lots and lots of laughter!

 

  • Age Range: Children 3 to 8 Years
  • Audience Capacity: 5 to 50 +
  • Duration: 50 Minutes
  • Venue Requirements: Audience seating, plenty of floor space, a sound proof room and a PA system

 

HSQ band photo
How Monkey found his Swing’ is an upbeat, interactive story session. Ursula just made me want to dance…and play. HSQ make music look like the most fun you can possibly imagine. (Alison Duddle, Director of Horse and Bamboo Theatre, August 2015)