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ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company COVID19 related resources
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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… 
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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

ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company – our response to the outbreak of Covid19
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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
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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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Message In A Bottle
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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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