Digital Stage In Focus - Sadler’s Wells x ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

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Digital Stage In Focus is our series of online collaborations with artists and companies to co-create a unique programme that gives you a chance to take a deep dive into the work.

In Sadler’s Wells x ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, we delve into the groundbreaking hip hop dance company led by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Kate Prince, choreographer of Sadler’s Wells’ and Universal Music UK’s acclaimed Message In A Bottle.

First, Take Part in the Get Into Dance Workshop hosted by Bradley Charles, Artistic Director of ZooNation Youth Company. Bradley will lead an introductory level dance workshop in Locking, a funk style used in a wide range of ZooNation's work, including Some Like It Hip Hop. The Get Into Dance Workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, and will be available on Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Second, Take Part in a new dance tutorial led by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and ZooNation Artistic Director Kate Prince. The workshop will teach participants the iconic choreography to Teardrop Breakdown, a section of choreography from Kate’s critically acclaimed production Into The Hoods, which the company performed live at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations. The Teardrop Breakdown Dance Tutorial features the music of D.J. Walde and is available for audiences to watch via the Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel and IGTV. We also invite you to film yourself taking part and share with us on social media.

Third, we featured an on-demand screening of dance smash-hit Some Like It Hip Hop. Debuted in 2011, Some Like It Hip Hop is a nod to Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It tells a comical tale of love, mistaken identity and revolution, all played out in ZooNation’s trademark style. This film is no longer available online, however you can watch the trailer to Some Like It Hop Hop and enjoy a brand-new companion film exploring the making of Some Like It Hip Hop featuring interviews that give you a chance to meet some of the cast and creative team who made the production.

Play Some Like It Hip Hop Trailer

Play Some Like It Hip Hop: Meet the Cast and Creative Team

Download the Education Pack for Some Like It Hip Hop, packed with insights about the creation of the show and tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom! Suitable for key stages 3, 4 and 5.

Get Into Dance Workshop - Zoonation: The Kate Prince Company


Teardrop Breakdown Dance Tutorial


Some Like It Hip Hop: Meet the Cast and Creative Team

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