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
- 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
- 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
- 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.