How Monkey found his Swing was first commissioned by the Dalcrose Society as an interactive children’s performance for 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. Having received arts council funding in 2018 Monkey was developed further & a new show, HMS Syncopation commissioned by Jazz North for 2019. Both pieces are 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: Small Groups to 100 +
- Duration: 50 Minutes
- Venue Requirements: Audience seating, plenty of floor space, a sound proof room and a PA system