Interview: Baby Disco Dance Hall

As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers an insight into the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows.

Expect to boogie, laugh and leave your inhibitions behind.

Name Monski Mouse

Show Baby Disco Dance Hall

Tell us a bit about yourself

I have been a DJ for the last eleven years playing at festivals and clubs, dressed as a mouse, playing retro eclectic vinyl tracks. Six years ago I became a Mum and now have two kids. I still DJ at festivals and clubs, but mainly during the day with my show Baby Disco Dance Hall. I love dancing to incredible music and creating joyous baby and parent giggles.

Can you tell us a little bit about your show, what can we expect?

Launched five years ago at the Adelaide Fringe, Monski Mouse and her two dancers lead our audience of under 5s and their parents through 50 minutes of disco-dancing extravaganza. Expect to boogie, laugh and leave your inhibitions behind.

Why did you decide to perform your show at the Brighton Fringe?

The Speigeltent approached me to join their program and how could I resist the chance to play in such a lovely venue with lovely people right by the beautiful Brighton seaside.

What makes your show different?

It’s hosted by a mouse and the atmosphere of participation and shared joy we are able to create.

Who would enjoy seeing your show?

The cuteness and fun factor is pretty sky high at Baby Disco Dance Hall, so if you don’t have your own kids its definitely worth coming with a friend who does, or bring your niece or nephew!

What has been the best advice you have been given?

When I was first developing the show I worked with an early childhood expert, Emma Anderson and her advice to keep our target age to 0-5 was absolutely spot on and has allowed us to make the show really work for our target age and their parents.

What show, apart from yours, would you recommend at the Brighton Fringe and why?

Oh my goodness - the program is amazing this year. I would recommend Tony Roberts, Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar, Meow Meow, Briefs, Alshanta...

What do you think audiences will enjoy the most about your show?

Dancing up a storm.

Baby Disco Dance Hall is appearing at the Brighton Spiegeltent, 7, 14, 28 May, 4 Jun 11:00

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