Dragon Heart Beats

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The show is built around a 5 metre mobile Dragon featuring costumed percussionists, 2 kilowatt PA system & smoke, plus pyrotechnics & lighting.

The hand-drawn Dragon visual has great visual impact & its hubcap costumed musician deliver percussive, bass-heavy punch.

Engine Room's unique 'rhythm section' percussion - (bass steelpan and iron brake hubs) takes inspiration from Trinidadian 'engine rooms' e.g Laventille Rhythm Section. Rhythm sections play standalone or are the metronomic 'engine room' of the steelband

However Engine Room uk use the rhythm section formula to play dance music - house, techno, breakbeat & drum & bass, with the soca beat also making appearances.

The Dragon Heart Beats show was inspired by Trinidad & Tobago's 'Dragon & Imps' carnival tradition and is being constantly developed, mixing fire, smoke, lighting effects, electronica & theatrical performance.

Dragon conceived by Positive Productions & made by Hubcapcreatures and AFX Studio. Costumes by Pyrosym


  • A static or processional piece for street & celebratory arts events, parades, carnivals, festivals, parties, corporate events, night or day.
  • Our percussion performers in Dragon Heart Beats costume are also available for indoors walkabout sessions and inspiring percussion workshops .
  • Positive Productions also provides indoor pyrotechnics.
  • The Dragon and its 12 volt PA system can be hired without Engine Room for use with CDs/DJ/microphones.
  • It can also be hired for use by bands of up to 5 players, one sitting (drumkit) others playing instruments carried on the Dragon chassis


  • ‘Dragon Heart Beats’ brings the power of Engine Room UK’s dance music & new percussive street show to outdoor audiences, on grass or tarmac
  • The Dragon can be drawn by e.g. quad bike, milk float or other vehicle for longer parades or hilly areas. Show equipment fits into a Luton van minimising transport costs


  • Dock & link the Dragon with extra PA to for impact on larger audiences
  • Radio-link the Dragon to a base transmitter (e.g. event PA system, festival radio station) to make it a roaming mobile PA & crowd puller.
  • Add costumed stiltwalkers, fire performers, angle grinders, jugglers and dancers to the show
  • Add choices from 200 carnival costumes in Positive Productions’ wardrobe

Contact Paul Streetly at Positive Productions for further information & bookings.



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