ZooNation dance show set to music by Sting to premiere in London
A new ZooNation dance production set to the music of Sting will be performed at the Peacock Theatre next year.
Titled Message In A Bottle, the story will tell of three siblings who are all separated after their home is ripped apart and is suddenly under siege. Setting off on individual adventures, the production will blend theatre and dance, with cast members performing to some of Sting’s greatest hits including “Roxanne”, “Every Breath You Take” and “Fields of Gold”.
Message In A Bottle will feature choreography from Kate Prince who has been the artistic director of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company since the company was founded in 2002.
Prince has been nominated for two Olivier Awards for best choreography, receiving a nomination for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in 2018 and ZooNation's Into the Hoods in 2009, with the latter being the first ever hip hop dance show to be performed in the West End.
Prince is also an associate artist at the Old Vic, who co-wrote with Priya Parmar, as well as lent her choreographing talents and directed Sylvia, a modern musical about the life of Emmeline Pankhurst which was staged at the same venue.
ZooNation are a resident dance company that have performed in theatres across London since 2009. In recent years, the company has taken to the stage with dance shows including Some Like It Hip Hop, Groove on Down the Road, ZooNation: Unplugged, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Into the Hoods: Remixed.
This is not the first time that music by Sting will take centre stage in a show, with Sting lending his musical talents to The Last Ship, a musical centred around a ship-building town that toured the United Kingdom in 2018.
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