SMOOSH! brings a 70-piece wind and brass band and a troupe of dancers performing rip-roaring pop karaoke tunes on the move to the streets of Knowle West, Bristol this September for a safe, inclusive, and celebratory mobile street party.
In their biggest commission to date, a core of 20 musicians from Paraorchestra will be joined by up to 50 community wind and brass players and an army of professional and community adult and child dancers to perform a track list of songs by artists such as Fat Boy Slim, Kate Bush, Basement Jaxx, and Adele.
An antidote to over a year of lockdown restrictions and absence of live entertainment SMOOSH! invites residents and visitors out onto their doorsteps to dance and sing along in magnificent, cacophonous, communal karaoke – a ‘massaoke’!
Composed by Emma-Jean Thackray
Directed by Charles Hazlewood
Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves with Beth Hinton-Lever
In partnership with Bristol Beacon and Filwood Community Centre.
SMOOSH! has been made possible with funding from The Linbury Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and the Culture Recovery Fund.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.