Introducing The Artists

The Artists is a paid professional development programme offering personal, practical and creative support to five artists through a two week retreat led by ‘identity. ideas. industry’. (iii) Founder Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, with visits and support by ZooNation’s Founder/Artistic Director Kate Prince, Musical Director DJ Walde and long-time Company Member Annie Edwards. 

The participating artists will have access to 15 dancers, all of whom are iii and/or ZooNation Youth Company alum. Participating dancers will be compensated for their time.

The programme will culminate in a sharing of ideas for a small, invited audience of peers and industry figures.

The Artists is a collaboration between ZooNation and iii, made possible with the support of Arts Council England. 

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Groove On Down At Home – New online series for beginners & families

We recognise the challenges many young people, families and those in isolation are facing this winter. We’re working with some fantastic ZooNation artists to bring you a brand new series of Dance On Demand that is designed to keep the whole family moving, regardless of age or experience!

‘Groove On Down At Home’
 is inspired by the music and moves behind ZooNation’s 2013 production Groove on Down the Road. Each episode is themed around a different character and moment from the show, so you can discover your inner lion’s courage, or learn to loosen up with the tin man. Get off the naughty step and join us every Friday afternoon at 3pm to blow off some steam and dance along for 15 minutes of feel good fun.

The first episode ‘The Tin Man with Dylan Mayoral’ premieres on our YouTube channel at 3pm, Friday 29th Jan

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ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company COVID19 related resources

We know that during these unprecedented times it is essential that self employed artists are aware of the COVID19 related guidance and resources that are currently available. So we have collated as much information we can find and shared it on this page and will continue to update this regularly.

We hope these links are useful and if you see anything that you think should be included here, please just send an email to info@zoonation.co.uk

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ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company – our response to the outbreak of Covid19

It is with great sadness that due the outbreak of Covid19 there has been significant cancellations to ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s shows and dance classes planned over the coming months. 

We fully understand that curbing the spread of coronavirus must absolutely take priority over everything else. However, knowing the impact these various cancellations will have on our friends, artists and the wider artistic community is heartbreaking. 

We are working hard on finding a way to support everyone involved in our projects and will keep everyone regularly updated. In the meantime we send you all our heartfelt love at this difficult and challenging time. 

The team at ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

 

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We Move – Hip Hop Dance Leadership Programme

Are you a hip hop dance creative or producer looking to raise your game and elevate the art form to the next level?

We Move is here to give you the tools to be a future leader of hip hop dance in theatre.

Created by the hip hop community for the hip hop community, We Move is a free 9-month leadership development programme tailored to your needs. It offers essential producing and industry skills, one-to-one mentoring and coaching, plus the chance to pitch for professional development bursaries and paid work placements in the arts sector. Participants will form a close peer network and have direct access to the UK’s leading hip hop dance organisations.

Please note this programme is designed for creatives or producers with at least 5 years experience in the hip hop dance sector. This is not an artistic development programme.

Read on for key dates, commitments & full application details.

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