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ZooNation added to BTEC Performing Arts list of practitioners

We are delighted to announce that ZooNation is now officially on the BTEC Performing Arts list of practitioners. This means you can take a dive deep into our work in line with the new curriculum.
Get ahead with our FREE resource packs on our website to guide students through their Unit 1: Investigating Practitioner’s Work.

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Unscripted with Kate Prince (Part of Artists 4 Artists Festival 2021)

How does a choreographer communicate ideas to their dancers and to an audience?

Thursday Oct 21, 8pm

Find out in an evening of unscripted rehearsals with unique commentary from Kate Prince MBE herself. Prince will carve movement language and stories live on stage so you will experience the renowned choreographers’ creative processes at work.
Duration: Approx. 60mins
Accessibility: This event will be BSL interpreted.

This event is part of the Artists 4 Artist’s 2021 Festival, featuring live and online events to provoke and facilitate a reimagining of UK Hip Hop dance theatre in light of recent politics, events and the pandemic. 

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ZooNation presents The Get Down at the Southbank Centre (FREE)

An entire weekend of Hip Hop, dance, DJ’s, battles and more with ZooNation artists Jade Hackett & DJ Walde, accompanied by ZooNation Youth Company performing exclusively on the outdoor Riverside stage.
Hosted by Ashley Joseph

Friday 20th August

5.30 – 8.15pm – Midnight Train Collective presenting end of week tunes that get you on the dancefloor with Samurai and TinMan
8.30pm – Live music with Dionne Reid
9pm – Live music with Aleisha Lee
9.30pm – 11pm – Midnight Train Collective return with laid back beats

Saturday 21st August

2 – 2.45pm – 70’s Open masterclass with Rowdy
2.45pm – Performances by IMD and JFunk
3 – 3.45pm – 80’s Open masterclass with Mademoiselle Ginger
3.45pm – Performance by A.I.M
4 – 4.45pm – 90’s Open masterclass with Kloe Dean
4.45pm – Performance by AfroQueens
5 – 5.45pm – 00’s Open masterclass with Kieran “King K” Warner
5.45pm – Performance by HomeBros
6 – 9pm – Loud Cloud Sessions present The Get Down Battle Event
9 – 9.15pm – Guest Performance by ABH Beatbox
9.15pm – Battle finale
9.30 – 11pm – Midnight Train Collective return with big Saturday night tunes, think The Get Down afterparty!

Sunday 22nd August

1 – 1.45pm – DJ Walde opening set
1.45 – 2pm – Performance by ZooNation Youth Company
2 – 2.45pm – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Family Dance workshop with Lizzie Gough (original Alice in TMHTP, lead ZooNation artist from Some Like It Hip Hop, Message In A Bottle)
3 – 3.15pm – Youth performances by: IMD Legion, Ergonomikz and Callum Webdale
3.15 – 4.15pm – Choreography for TikTok with Dannielle Lecointe-Mosca (AKA Rhimes). Youth dance workshop for experienced dancers aged 10 – 20 years of age
4.30 – 4.45pm – Youth performances by: Prospects
4.45 – 5pm –  Performance of new work by ZooNation Youth Company
5 – 6pm – DJ Set by Andry/DJ3D and social jam with ZooNation Youth Company

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ZooNation Youth Company Auditions

ZooNation Youth Company Auditions – NOW CLOSED

Are you a dancer aged between 10-20 years with advanced skills in Locking, Popping, House, Breaking and Technical dance styles?
Do you want to train with leading Hip Hop artists?
Do you have the desire to work hard and take that vital step forward into the dance profession? 

ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company are looking for members to join our Youth Company, ZYC. We will be holding auditions on Sunday 5th September, in London and invite you to register your place at the audition by Friday 20th August.

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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