Trailer: Watch ZooNation's The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - 31 July 2020, 7pm BST #OurHouseToYourHouse
ZooNation’s hi-energy show is a gleefully off-the-wall take on the famous characters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Watch via our channel from 7pm BST on 31 July 2020.
ZooNation: the Kate Prince Company creates irresistible narrative hip hop dance theatre. Their exuberant, sell-out show The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party taps into the heady imagination of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved world, exploring its unique characters and wondering what has made them the way they are. The show was commissioned by The Royal Ballet to complement the now-classic large-scale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, uniting ballet and hip-hop under one tradition of excellent storytelling through dance. ZooNation’s take on Carroll’s classic is a riot of invention and infectious energy, and the amazing physicality of such dancers as Tommy Franzén, Turbo and Teneisha Bonner brings a new dimension to the characters we thought we already knew so well.
ZooNation has won nationwide acclaim with its hugely popular shows, including Into the Hoods and Some Like It Hip Hop. Playfully drawing on everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim, Artistic Director Kate Prince and her company present brilliantly exuberant dance adventures overflowing with energy and wit. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party brings together regular ZooNation collaborators Ben Stones, with his innovative and colourful set designs, and the musical team of Josh Cohen and DJ Walde. As The Telegraph commented: ‘You’d be mad to miss this party!’
The #OurHouseToYourHouse online Friday Premiere is dedicated to the memory of Teneisha Bonner, creator of the role of the Queen of Hearts, who died in 2019 from breast cancer.