Wizard of Oz gets contemporary dance twist

Date Posted: 02/05/2013

Award-winning dance company ZooNation returns to London’s Southbank Centre from 10th August to 1st September with Groove on Down the Road - a contemporary twist to the classic story of The Wizard of Oz.

Set in a fantastical urban world, this hip hop dance production features music from 1978 film The Wiz, and follows Dorothy - complete with ruby sneakers - plus Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their journey to Oz.

The cast of Groove On Down The Road is made up of young dancers from across the UK, all under the age of 19. The role of Dorothy will be shared by two 11-year old dancers, Arizona Snow and Portia Oti.

About ZooNation

ZooNation Dance Company was founded by Kate Prince in 2002. In 2010 ZooNation became a resident company at Sadler's Wells and Kate Prince became an associate artist.

The company has performed at major events including the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Handover Ceremonies, Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations in Hyde Park and the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards.

For further school trip information contact:

0844-847 9910
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Photo credit: Simon Prince.

 

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