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Digital Stage In Focus – Sadler’s Wells x ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Some Like It Hip Hop to feature on Sadler’s Wells ‘Digital Stage In Focus’ series.

Available online 19-30 October 2020

We are thrilled to be sharing the full production of our five star show Some Like It Hip Hop from 2019 and more in the latest online series from associate company Sadler’s Wells.
This new digital venture will give you the chance to not only watch and enjoy the show at home, you can also take part in our Get Into Dance Workshop focusing on fitness and wellbeing delivered by ZooNation artists.

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ZooNation’s The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Online Premiere

We are so excited to be sharing a FULL screening of ZooNation’s The Mad Hatters Tea Party for family audiences to enjoy at home. 

Watch now: https://youtu.be/DLF-LYhuZpY ​

We’ve teamed up with @RoyalOperaHouse & @RoundhouseLDN to premiere free online broadcasts featuring the 2016 production in all it’s Wonderland glory!
Restaged in 2016 for the unique space of the Roundhouse, this high-energy, fast-paced production features a host of body-popping and break-dancing characters, with live music composed by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde. ZooNation used its energetic and accessible style to reinvent Lewis Carroll’s original story in an imaginative, 21st-century way, exploring perceptions of mental illness and what counts as ‘normal’.

Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party follows young psychotherapist Ernest who has a PhD in normalization but has his work cut out for him. At his new job in the Institute for Extremely Normal Behaviour, his patients all seem to be a long way from being ‘normal’. There’s Alice, who doesn’t know what size her body should be. The White Rabbit’s OCD means he’s always late. And the Queen of Hearts seems to have a serious problem controlling her anger. But as Ernest gets to know his Wonderland ward, he begins to ask himself: what’s so great about being ‘normal’? Slowly and surely Ernest embraces his own differences and learns with his new friends to celebrate the things that make us who we are.

  • Relive the madness and join this tea party for all the family on Friday 31st July, 7pm BST.

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Be The Change That You Want To See – Statement from Founder and Artistic Director Kate Prince

ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company creates work that aims to break down barriers and to fight racism, oppression, prejudice and inequality. We are anti-racist and endeavour to express that not just through the art we create, but also through our learning and participation work.

As an organisation founded by a Caucasian woman I recognise that this statement comes from a position of privilege. I also recognise that our work is predominantly inspired by black culture, and that without it, the success of ZooNation would not have been possible.

We stand strongly in support of all the black dancers, artists and creatives we have had the greatest pleasure of working with over the past eighteen years. We honour you, value you, respect you and love you. We want nothing more than for you to live and work in a safe environment, free of fear and to be able to raise children in a world where racism is extinguished.

Kate Prince, Founder and Artistic Director

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’s Kate Prince to feature on BBC’s imagine… 

As part of  BBC Arts 2020 Dance Season, ZooNation’s Founder and Artistic Director Kate Prince will feature on BBC One’s iconic imagine… programme with Alan Yentob. 

The programme follows Kate on her latest creative venture: the West End production ‘Message In A Bottle’. Viewers will gain an exclusive insight into the creative process, inspiration and drive behind the work of Kate Prince and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. 

“With exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the full creative process imagine… follows the journey of creating a complex new dance show from day one in the studio to opening night. Alan Yentob talks to Prince’s key collaborators and family, painting an engaging and surprising portrait of a fascinating creative force while exploring the wider impact of her work and politics on a younger generation of upcoming dancers.” BBC 

• The programme will air later this summer on BBC One. Date TBC

BBC Arts announces line-up for 2020 Dance Season