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ZooNation Dance Company archiveZooNation Dance Company was founded in 2002 by Kate Prince. In 2006, the company premiered Into the Hoods, which went on to become the longest running dance show the West End has ever seen. In 2010 ZooNation became a Resident Company at Sadler's Wells, and Kate Prince became an Associate Artist.

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Archive listings for ZooNation Dance Company

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Into the Hoods: REMIXED - T986749492

Into the Hoods: REMIXED is the newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008. Under the direction of Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, the much-loved show returns to the stage with all the wit and charm of the original, updated for 2015 with new choreography, a remixed soundtrack and fresh designs. Set in the 'Ruff Endz Estate', the story follows two lost school children who have been tasked to find an iPod touch as white as milk, trainers as pure as gold, a hoodie as red as blood and some weave as yellow as corn. Along the way, they meet DJ Spinderella, wannabe singer Lil Red, vivacious rapper Rap On Zel, budding music producer Jaxx and a whole world of surprises!Choreographer Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince. Choreographer Rowen Hawkins. Choreographer Kendra Horsburgh. Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Choreographer Rhimes LeCointe. Choreographer Shaunn Niles. Choreographer Kenrick Sandy. Choreographer Mikey Ureta. Design Ben Stones. Musical Director Danilo Walde.
4 May 16 to 21 May 16Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
listing details L489057814

Into the Hoods: REMIXED - T1225104016

Into the Hoods: REMIXED is the newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008. Under the direction of Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, the much-loved show returns to the stage with all the wit and charm of the original, updated for 2015 with new choreography, a remixed soundtrack and fresh designs. Set in the 'Ruff Endz Estate', the story follows two lost school children who have been tasked to find an iPod touch as white as milk, trainers as pure as gold, a hoodie as red as blood and some weave as yellow as corn. Along the way, they meet DJ Spinderella, wannabe singer Lil Red, vivacious rapper Rap On Zel, budding music producer Jaxx and a whole world of surprises!Choreographer Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince. Choreographer Rowen Hawkins. Choreographer Kendra Horsburgh. Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Choreographer Rhimes LeCointe. Choreographer Shaunn Niles. Choreographer Kenrick Sandy. Choreographer Mikey Ureta. Design Ben Stones. Musical Director Danilo Walde. Performer Mikey Ureta. Performer Natasha Gooden. Performer Duwane Taylor. Performer Corey Culverwell. Performer Jade Hackett. Performer Daryl Baker. Performer Lucinda Wessels.
6 Apr 16 to 9 Apr 16Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L681196506
1 Apr 16 to 2 Apr 16Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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28 Mar 16 to 29 Mar 16Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
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25 Mar 16 to 26 Mar 16Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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22 Mar 16 to 23 Mar 16Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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18 Mar 16 to 19 Mar 16Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
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14 Mar 16 to 15 Mar 16Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L52456897
8 Mar 16 to 9 Mar 16The Orchard, Dartford :: V677
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1 Mar 16 to 2 Mar 16Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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25 Feb 16 to 27 Feb 16Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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23 Oct 15 to 14 Nov 15Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
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The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - T658487451

ZooNation burst onto the stage with their family Christmas show, a wonderfully wacky take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Suitable for ages 5+Director Kate Prince. Music Josh Cohen. Music DJ Walde. Design Ben Stones.
9 Dec 14 to 3 Jan 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L2030798146

Groove on Down the Road - T1674981895

Southbank Centre commission. Set in a fantastical urban world, ZooNation's Groove On Down The Road tells the story of Dorothy and her adventures with Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their journey to Oz. The audience join Dorothy, complete with ruby sneakers, and friends in this hip-hop dance production as they follow the yellow brick road in a quest to find happiness and family.Author Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince. Choreographer Kate Prince. Director Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (assistant). Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (assistant). Performer Arizona Snow (Dorothy - some dates). Performer Portia Oti (Dorothy). Performer Michael McNeish (Toto). Performer Jaih Betote Dipito Akwa (Scarecrow). Performer Michael Ureta (Tin Man). Performer Corey Culverwell (Lion). Performer Annie Edwards (Wicked Witch of the West).
5 Aug 14 to 26 Aug 14Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L0446278690

Unplugged - T127674796

It's time to turn off the power, light a few candles and unplug the beats. Kate Prince and ZooNation explore the relationship between musician and dancer with an evening of live acoustic music and breathtaking dance. This is a rare opportunity to experience hip hop music and dance stripped bare of all the bling. Expect ZooNation's trademark comedic style and plenty of heart as they shuffle their iPods to select a journey through the past 60 years of music. With live musicians and dancers from both ZooNation and ZooNation Youth Company, kick back, relax, and let the music play.
24 Sep 13 to 25 Sep 13Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L02010625710

Groove on Down the Road - T469968839

World Premiere. A Southbank Centre commission. Set in a fantastical urban world, ZooNation's Groove On Down The Road tells the story of Dorothy and her adventures with Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their journey to Oz. The audience join Dorothy, complete with ruby sneakers, and friends in this hip-hop dance production as they follow the yellow brick road in a quest to find happiness and family.Author Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince. Performer Arizona Snow (Dorothy). Performer Portia Oti (Dorothy). Performer Michael McNeish (Toto). Performer Jaih Betote Diptio (Scarecrow). Performer Michael Ureta (Tin Man). Performer Corey Culverwell (Lion). Performer Annie Edwards (Wicked Witch of the West).
10 Aug 13 to 1 Sep 13Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L0263161698

Some Like It Hip Hop - T01609921422

Running time: 1hr 55mins (including one 20min interval)Author Fwlix Harrison. Author Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince. Choreographer Kate Prince. Music Josh Cohen. Music DJ Walde. Design Ben Stones. Lighting Johanna Town. Costume Ryan Chappell. Performer Denny Haywood. Performer Teneisha Bonner. Performer Sammi Lee-Jayne. Performer Lizzie Gough. Performer Sarah Richards.
3 May 13 to 30 Jun 13Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
listing details L1237745174

10th Anniversary - T1814209012

ZooNation Dance Company is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a jam-packed night of dance at Sadler's Wells. The evening will feature extracts from ZooNation's award-winning West End show Into the Hoods and their critically acclaimed smash-hit Some Like It Hip Hop, performances from ZYC (ZooNation Youth Company) and by the ZAD students (ZooNation Academy of Dance), special guests and much more. With over 200 incredible hip hop dancers on stage, the foyers will be packed with DJs, freestyle circles and ten years of ZooNation in photography.
2 Dec 12Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L490331295

Some Like It Hip Hop - T1935531908

Running time: 1hr 55mins (including one 20min interval)Director Kate Prince. Music Josh Cohen. Music DJ Walde. Performer Tommy Franzen. Performer Lizzie Gough. Performer Teneisha Bonner.
16 Nov 12Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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13 Nov 12 to 14 Nov 12Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
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20 Sep 12 to 13 Oct 12Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
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Some Like It Hip Hop - T1897726185

Some Like it Hip Hop, written by ZooNation founder Kate Prince and Felix Harrison, is the company s first full-length production since the award-winning West End smash hit, Into the Hoods. With a nod to Billy Wilder s much loved film and Shakespeare s Twelfth Night, Some Like it Hip Hop is a comical tale of love, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, gender stereotypes and revolution; all played out in ZooNation s trademark style of hip hop, comedy and physical theatre.Director Kate Prince. Music DJ Walde. Music Josh Cohen. Lyrics DJ Walde. Lyrics Josh Cohen. Performer Teneisha Bonner. Performer Tommy Franzen. Performer Lizzie Gough.
20 Oct 11 to 19 Nov 11Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
listing details L01309106742
11 Oct 11 to 15 Oct 11Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L1622142359

Into the Hoods - T0932967083

Producer Southbank Centre. Producer Phil McIntyre Entertainment. Choreographer Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince. Performer Akai.
30 Jul 10 to 15 Aug 10Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L0193541340

Into the Hoods - T2027109434

Into The Hoods received universal praise at two Edinburgh Fringes (2006/07) and during its West End run last year. Its success has had a huge impact on the profile of street dance in the UK. Featuring music from Stevie Wonder, Dizzee Rascal, Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West and Prince, Into the Hoods tells the story of two runaway kids and their adventures in the ominous Ruff Endz estate. With characters like singer Lil Red, two-timing rapper Prince, Rap-en-Zel and gold trainer-wearing Spinderella, Into the Hoods resonates with contemporary cultural references and bridges the gap between street and stage.Producer Southbank Centre. Producer Phil McIntyre Entertainment. Choreographer Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince.
16 Dec 09 to 10 Jan 10Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L1428398525

Into the Hoods - T1505137925

ZooNation updates the action to an urban setting, telling the story of two children lost in the ‘hood’. An evil landlord befriends the children and they are offered a room in his tenement block on the condition that they work for him. Reluctantly, the children embark on their mission which leads them to the flats of Spinderella, where they discover gold adidas trainers; Lil Red, the owner of the bright red hoodie; Rapper, the producer of the finest quality long weave (hair extensions) in the city, and Jaxx (who lives in the basement...), the owner of a white Ipod. But is stealing really the way to get out of the hood? Set to a soundtrack of music by artists including Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyes Peas and The Chemical Brothers.Company ZooNation. Director Kate Prince. Choreographer Kate Prince. Performer George Sampson (not Aug 11/18/25 and Mat Aug 6).
14 Mar 08 to 30 Aug 08Novello Theatre, West End :: V416
listing details L481611162

T0972557503

ZooNation taking part in 'Olympic Aspirations' a celebration of London's last Olympics back in 1948.
14 Aug 08 to 16 Aug 08General, Inner London :: V1231
listing details L1613826112

Into the Hoods - T1431223736

An urban fairytale inspired by the musical Into the Woods. Using their trademark narrative streetdance theatre style, ZooNation update the action to an urban setting. Two children lost in the hood find shelter in a tenement block. Befriended by the evil landlord, they quickly discover their only chance of getting out of the city is to work for him by stealing quality goods from other flats in the block, leading them to the homes of Spinderella, Lil’ Red, Jaxx (who lives in a basement...) and Rap-on-Zel... They embark on their mission, but will this be enough to earn their way back home?Choreographer Kate Prince. Director Kate Prince.
1 Aug 07 to 27 Aug 07Pleasance, Edinburgh :: V1282
listing details L0481565955
15 Jun 07 to 17 Jun 07Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L01133902683
20 Jul 06 to 23 Jul 06Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
listing details L0892934669

Bloomberg Connection - T1602068816

Kate Prince and ZooNation are back to teach these Masterclasses in their trademark physical style blending hip hop and contemporary
8 Mar 05The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
listing details L049424686

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