We are so excited about this Autumn THEATRE SEASON IN LONDON! There are so many fantastic shows and performances heading our way. One such show is the ZooNation Dance Company at the Peacock Theatre London. I have always been a great fan of the Peacock Theatre (and Sadler’s Wells for that matter). Over the years, I have seen exciting, modern shows and performances with a twist AND it is always affordable. London’s West End, can be quite expensive and yet both the Peacock Theatre and Sadler’s Wells always have great shows and performances that allow most budgets to enjoy the arts. And this season is no exception. Personally I am REALLY looking forward to the ZooNation Dance Company heading our way.
More from “them” about the show:
Into the Hoods: REMIXED, the newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008 returns to the Peacock Theatre from 23 October – 14 November 2015 Under the direction of Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Kate Prince.
ZooNation Dance Company use their trademark narrative streetdance theatre style, telling the story of two children lost in the ‘hood’ and the world of surprises they meet along their way in this witty and humorous contemporary fairytale. The children are befriended by an evil landlord who offers them a room in his tenemant block on the condition that they work for him. The children reluctantly 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?
Into The Hoods received universal praise at two Edinburgh Fringes (2006/07) and during its West End run in 2008. Its success has had a huge impact on the profile of street dance in the UK, the production became both the first ever Hip Hop dance show to open in the West End and the longest running dance show in the West End’s history.
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince founded ZooNation Dance Company in 2002. In 2011 she wrote, directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s production Some Like it Hip Hop which enjoyed a critically successful sell-out run and returned to London again the following year, before embarking on a UK tour and playing a third season at The Peacock in the Spring of 2013.
Kate was lead choreographer for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies in 2008 with dancers from ZooNation, CandoCo and The Royal Opera House. Kate has choreographed for two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance (BBC) and for the movie StreetDance 3D. She also choreographed a special performance at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards to music from West Side Story played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 Kate choreographed for the musical Shoes directed by Stephen Mear. Last year Kate choreographed the West End musical I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical, working alongside Writer Harry Hill and Director Sean Foley. Recent work includes SMILE, choreographed and performed by Tommy Franzén and directed by Kate as part of The Associates triple bill at Sadler’s Wells.
Disclaimer – The Sadler’s Wells PR team have kindly invited us along to a press how in November