Beatbox, rap and graffiti come together in a colourful, high-energy show for children

Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups
Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups

This immersive, high-energy performance features spoken-word artist Maxwell Golden and graffiti artist Mr Dane, who together transport children of all ages to the colourful AnimaLand Set within a purpose-built graffiti installation, an original children’s book is brought to life and interwoven with freestyle hip-hop improvisation.

The Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups need your help as they navigate AnimaLand so audience beatboxing and participation is required!

Maxwell Golden is a new breed of theatre-maker working across adult and children’s theatre, experimenting with the breadth of Hip Hop artistry. His work includes his solo Edinburgh Fringe show Countryboy’s Struggle in which he played 40 characters, and he’s a Slam Poet champion with abundant freestyle rap skills. He’s worked with the Southbank Centre, Sadlers Wells, Lyrix Organix, Riz Ahmed, Jonzi D, Ed Sheeran, Bashy, Abandoman and Nitin Sawhney.

Mr Dane’s artistic career started on the streets of London with a formal training in graffiti writing culture. Since those early days his artistic language has expanded to include design, sculpture and illustration. He has been come well known for landmark exterior wall paintings ad public art pieces. He has been resident artist at Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop and Turkey’s Sunsplash Festival as well as being the official graf artist at Breakin’ Convention and transforming the foyer of Sadler’s Wells for Sampled

Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups
Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups

Artstrust Productions

Artstrust Productions is a centre for ideas and innovation in contemporary dance and education situated in Greenwich. Since 2006 Artstrust has created an environment where ideas, careers, creative partnerships and diversity of contemporary dance practice can survive and flourish. Artstrust Productions works locally, nationally and internationally to identify, develop and present breakthrough independent dancers and choreographers and provide a hub where independent artists can connect to a professional, creative and interactive dance network in which they can edify their work. As well as Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups, Artstrust Productions are also touring The Magic Paintbrush.

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Running Time: 30 mins | Suitable for all ages

Listings information (further dates TBC)


19 Nov                          Z-arts, Manchester

                                    335 Stretford Road, Hulme M15 5ZA

11am & 2.30pm | £8 (£6 concs, £25 family ticket) | 0161 2326089

20 Nov                         Horse + Bamboo, Lancashire

679 Bacup Rd, Rossendale BB4 7HB

Times and prices TBC | 01706 220241


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