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ZooNation Youth Company join Southbank’s Imagine Children’s Festival line-up

Performances: 11 February 2024, Southbank Centre

ZooNation Youth Company are exciting to be returning to the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival this February Half-Term.

Join us for a family-fun day, groove at workshops led by ZooNation artists, covering hip-hop-inspired styles. With social jams, a live DJ, and an incredible performance by ZooNation Youth Company, it’s a feel good day not to miss.

Hosted by ZooNation Youth Company Alumni D’jon McTernan and Elijah Smith AKA ‘D’Eli’

10:30am – 11:15am Hip Hop Social Grooves with Jackie Kibuka
11:45am – 12:30pm Locking and Popping with Jackie Kibuka
12:30pm – 1:30pm DJ Jam – Chaldon Williams
1.30pm –1.35pm ZooNation Youth Company Performance
1:45pm – 2:30pm Locking and House with Portia Oti
2:45pm – 3:30pm Hip Hop Dance with Storytelling with Portia Oti
3.30pm – 4pm Wellbeing Wind Down

Free admission 

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Join the ZooNation Board of Trustees

In 2022, ZooNation hit the incredible milestone of 20 years, championing Hip Hop inspired theatre. Now, we’re on the lookout for TWO amazing individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help shape the next chapter of our journey. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a Board that is made up of diverse skills, experience and voices. 

Roles Available:
Trustee: Bring your passion and expertise to guide ZooNation toward its goals. Your commitment to our mission is key!

Treasurer: Are you a financial whiz? We’re seeking someone with significant financial experience to oversee and contribute to our financial strategy.

Key dates:
Application deadline – Wed 10 Jan 2024
Available the week of Mon 21 Jan 2024 for an interview

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Message In A Bottle film premiers in US

ZooNation are delighted to be sharing the production of Message In A Bottle with audiences around the world as it premiers on American broadcasting channel PBS from Friday 3rd November 2023.

Kate Prince worked with BAFTA-winning screen director Marcus Viner to capture the show on six Arri-LF 4K cameras. Stage2View, an independent company in the stage-to-screen world, teamed up with Mercury Studios and Sadler’s Wells to produce the film in a sound stage environment.

Prince said: “I am so excited that ‘Message In A Bottle’ will hit cinemas next year, as well as the stage show embarking on a major tour. Having the opportunity to film on a sound stage gave us the ability to capture each element of the show from the best possible angle, allowing the audience to truly appreciate the agility and athleticism of the dancers and draw them fully into the story.”

While this epic live show currently tours the world, having recently opened at the Sydney Opera House before heading on to the Netherlands, the US and Canada, the filmed production will also be available in UK cinemas from 30th May 2024.

How to watch Message In A Bottle

On Screen

3 November 2023 PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES (US Only)
30 May – 2 June 2024 UK CINEMA RELEASE (UK Only)

On stage

29 Nov – 3 Dec 2023, Chassé Theatre, Breda, Netherlands
7 – 10 Dec 2023, MartinPlaza Groningen, Netherlands
25 – 27 Jan 2024, Las Theatres de la ville, Luxembourg
6 – 11 Feb 2024, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US
13 – 25 Feb 2024, Buell Theatre, Denver, CO, USA
28 Feb – 3 Mar 2024, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
12 – 16 Mar 2024, Place des Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada
20 – 23 Mar 2024, Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
26 – 30 Mar 2024, Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, USA
2 – 7 Apr 2024, Knight Theater Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
9 – 21 Apr 2024, The Kennedy Centre, Washington, DC, USA
30 Apr – 12 May 2024, New York City Centre, New York City, NY, USA
14 – 19 May 2024, Miller Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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ZooNation Youth Company announce new intergenerational performance with Sadler’s Wells

Performances: 13 April 2024, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells (Angel)

ZooNation are excited to be collaborating with the incredible Company of Elders for the very first time as part of Elixir Festival 2024 at Sadler’s Wells.

Directed by ZooNation Youth Company’s Artistic Director Chaldon Williams The Exchange will bring together both ZooNation Youth Company and the Company of Elders members to explore evolving perspectives, telling stories of our past, present and future selves through dance styles influenced by Hip Hop culture.

This unique intergenerational project will be on stage at Sadler’s Wells on Sat 13th April, performances at 3pm & 6pm.

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Audition Notice – New Theatre Production – Staging October 2024

An Icon Theatre, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Amina Khayyam Dance Company Co-Production, supported by The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Audition call-out, professional dancers for creation, rehearsals and performances

Apply before Wednesday 18th October
For ages 18+

Icon Theatre, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Amina Khayyam Dance Company with the Historic Dockyard Chatham are auditioning dancers for a new show, directed by Icon’s Artistic Director Nancy Hirst and choreographed by ZooNation’s Associate Artistic Director, Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe, with additional choreography by Amina Khayyam Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Amina Khayyam. 

Icon Theatre is an award-winning Medway-based theatre company. We bring together professional artists and communities to create large-scale outdoor, immersive, and site-specific theatre and dance productions. 

In October 2024, we will stage a brand-new immersive and devised dance-theatre production at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Using a mix of choreography, spoken word, original music and projection, the production will tell the story of how The Historic Dockyard Chatham has shaped local and national identity through its connection to the British Empire. 

In Icon’s signature style, the production will be created and performed by a 200-strong company of professionals and a community company.

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