ZooNation Dance Troupe

Type of work
Hip Hop Dance Theatre

Company policy
ZooNation aims to create narrative in Hip Hop Dance Theatre.

Background
Kate Prince set up ZooNation 2000 when she started teaching at Pineapple Dance Studios in London, which led to their debut performance in London of BoxBeat at the Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadlers Wells in 2002.

Review extracts
Into The Hoods
“Standing alone the slick, energetic choreography would have made one hell of a dance show, the film an impressive short and the storyline a highly enjoyable work of musical comedy.” Kelly Apter, The Scotsman, 2006

“The scenes are cut together sharply, MTV style, so that they always leave you wanting more, and the music – old skool, R&B, Motown – offers a witty counterpoint to the action.” Luke Jennings, Observer, 2006

“Choreography this tight is a treat to watch, and the blend of b-boying, popping, locking and moonwalking leaves rows of mouths hanging wide open and hands sore from clapping.” Claire Sawers, The Metro, 2006

BoxBeat
“Kate Prince the director of ZooNation brings BoxBeat, an upbeat, unpretentious and highly enjoyable production, to the evening.” Julia Skene-Wenzel, Resolution! Review, 2002

“The real point here is movement – non-stop, smart, exhilarating, and delivered by the bucket load.” Donald Hutera, Dance Europe, 2002

Production Highlights
Some Like It Hip Hop 2011
Into the Hoods, The Peacock Theatre, London & Edinburgh Festival 2006
Celebrate Oxford Street 2005
Official Olympic Celebration – Trafalgar Square, 2005
Mayor of London’s The City Speaks – Trafalgar Square, 2005
Carnival Choreographers Ball – Cirque Hippodrome 2005
Breakin Convention – Sadlers Wells 2005
Breakin Convention – Sadlers Wells 2004
BoxBeat – Lilian Baylis Theatre 2002

Zoonation, 'Into the Hoods', Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Education
ZooNation are available to teach workshops in schools/events across the country.

For more information please contact: kate@zoonation.net

Permanent Staff
Artistic Director: Kate Prince

Current Dancers
Kate Prince, Teneisha Bonner, Shaun Niles, Roger Davies, Rowen Hawkins, Amy Butterfield, Chantal Spiteri, Jeffrey Felicisimo, Sacha Chang, & DJ Walde

Size of Company
Small to medium scale

Contact
Kate Prince
Email: kate@zoonation.net
www.zoonation.co.uk

For all corporate and private event enquiries please contact:
Francesca at Jillie Bushell Associates
Tel: 020 7582 3048
Email: francesca@jilliebushall.com

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