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Upcoming performances

ZooNation Academy of Dance Christmas Show

Performances: 9 December 2023, The Place, London WC1H 9PY

Join us for a festive feel good showcase as the talented members of ZooNation Academy of Dance come together to spread some holiday cheer!
Our annual Christmas show highlights the latest work of our incredible students and teachers, celebrating their achievements in style!

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Venue: The Place, North London
Showtimes: 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
**Tickets are limited**

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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.

General public on sale date: Friday 3 November, 10am

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Past performances

Just Vibez & ZooNation: Hip-Hop 50th Birthday Party

Performances: 12 August 2023, Southbank Centre

Sat 12 Aug, 2pm
Southbank Centre, Riverside Terrace, Level 2
(Free event)
ZooNation Youth Company are joining DJ and MC collective Just Vibez to celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop. Join us on the Riverside Terrace for free Locking, Popping and House workshops led by ZooNation artists Bradley Charles and Bismark Anobah from 2pm, followed by a high octane  ZooNation Youth Company performance.

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ZooNation Youth Company presents Twice In Time

Performances: 17 - 18 June 2023, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

Two siblings, torn apart when their universe is ripped into isolated dystopian worlds. Can they beat the clock and find their way back, or will they run out of time?

Presented as part of the Royal Opera House’s Next Generation Festival, Twice In Time questions our future generations’ ability to connect, and how identity can be lost and rediscovered against all odds.

Returning to the Next Generation Festival for the second year, ZooNation Youth Company are the UK’s leading young Hip Hop company.

Twice In Time is created and directed by ZooNation’s Associate Artistic Director Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe, with additional choreography by Christian ‘Big Kris’ Alozie. 

Tickets from £3-20

Performance dates & times
17 JUNE 2023

18 JUNE 2023

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Sylvia: A musical revolution

Performances: 27 January - 8 April 2023, The Old Vic

Extended run! Now playing until 8th April

Be the change that you want to see
Be the change for you and me’

This revolutionary story celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement, who changed the lives of working women and men across the world.

Following its 2018 run as a work-in-progress, Kate Prince’s Sylvia is back where it all began for its world premiere, uniting dance, hip hop, funk and soul to shine a light on a remarkable moment in history, with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde.

An Old Vic and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production
In association with Sadler’s Wells


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An Evening with Kate Prince

Performances: 23 February 2023, Pavilion Dance

Join us for an inspiring evening of storytelling and Q&A with ZooNation’s Founder and Artistic Director Kate Prince.

When: Thursday 23rd Feb, 7pm
Where: Pavilion Dance,
Overlooking Lower Gardens,
Westover Road,
Running time: 90 minutes

Tickets from £6-£15

Image by Sarah Weal 

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ZooNation Youth Company’s Hip-Hop Half-Term (Imagine Children’s Festival)

Performances: 15 February 2023, Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre)

As part of the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival, Associate Artists ZooNation Youth Company will showcase the group’s incredible dancers and choreographers to bring you a day of hip-hop.

This half-term join in with a dance workshop based on storytelling through styles that originated from and have been influenced by hip-hop culture, a social grooves session and a special performance by ZYC.

Ideal for families and young people (recommend ages 5+) No experience necessary, just come eager to bust some moves!

Free entry 

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Mixtape – Celebrating 20 years of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Performances: 5 - 8 October 2022, Sadler's Wells

We’re back on stage at Sadler’s Wells from 5-8 October.

Mixtape – Celebrating 20 years of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company brings together the shows, the people and the places that have been part of the incredible ZooNation journey.

Co-directed by Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe and Bradley Charles, with Musical Director DJ Walde, Designer Ben Stones and Lighting Designer Charlie Morgan Jones, plus live vocalists and special guest performers from the past and present. Special guest performers include Tommy FranzenNafisah Baba and Gavin Vincent.

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Message In A Bottle

Performances: 29 September - 17 October 2021, The Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT

Choreography by Kate Prince, based on the songs of Sting
A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK production

Following the critically acclaimed premiere in 2020, Message In A Bottle is the latest spectacular dance-theatre show from triple-Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince. Set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, the soundtrack includes Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

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Message In A Bottle

Performances: 6 February - 21 March 2020, Various venues, Nationwide

A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK production

Message In A Bottle

Choreography: Kate Prince MBE
Based on the songs of Sting

Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance theatre show from triple-Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of music superstar, Sting including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart.

A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures.

With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism set to the music of Sting, Message In A Bottle tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind Some Like it Hip Hop, Into The Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA, and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. 

With ZooNation. Research and development supported by The Movement.


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★★★★ “Fizzing with the go-getting energy of street dance and showbiz”
THE TIMES (on The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party)

★★★★ “The audience … was on its feet in acclamation” GUARDIAN (on SYLVIA)
★★★★ “Kate Prince’s choreography is sharp and cleverly evocative”
THE TELEGRAPH (on Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)

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Tales of the Turntable

Performances: 15 - 26 August 2019, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank

ZooNation Youth Company Presents  
Tales of the Turntable
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London 

Follow Eric and his grandfather through musical history at a toe-tapping, heart-warming dance and music show for all the family, by ZooNation Youth Company.

Budding young DJ Eric and his grandfather George find out they have more in common than they once thought. Inspired by moments from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future, George winds back the clock through his gramophone to show Eric the importance of what has come before.
Join the pair on an adventure through time; from the early origins of hip-hop, funk and soul through to disco, house and rap.

Written by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, this innovative piece of dance theatre features music mixed by DJ Walde. A Southbank Centre commission created by ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

ZYC at London New Year’s Day Parade 2018

Performances: 1 January 2018

ZooNation Youth Company announced participation in the London New Year’s Day Parade 2018.

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