Into the Hoods Open Auditions for 2010

ZOONATION are looking for new dancers for future work and for the 5* critically acclaimed show INTO THE HOODS this summer.

20 performances at the Royal Festival Hall (2,200 seats)

They are looking for strong female and male dancers for potential lead cast, ensemble and swings. Performers must have a strong hip hop style with skills in acrobatics and basic breaking.  You must also be confident actors.

CONTRACT: 1ST JULY – 15 AUGUST 2010
WHERE : DANCE ATTIC STUDIOS, NORTH END ROAD, LONDON
WHEN: FRIDAY 7TH MAY + WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY
(You can attend either date – both are first stage auditions)

Open call, no need to pre-register. Arriive at 9am for registration.

Please bring knee pads, a recent photo and a CV with a previous employment reference.

AKAI, WINNER OF SKY 1’S GOT TO DANCE JOINS THE CAST OF INTO THE HOODS, AS IT RETURNS TO THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE THIS SUMMER!

11 year-old street dance sensation Akai, who won Sky 1’s Got to Dance contest in February 2010, will follow in the footsteps of Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson, when he joins the cast of Into the Hoods at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall this summer.

From 30 July – 15 August, Akai will play one of the lost children in his first major role since winning the popular television dance contest.  In Got to Dance Akai wowed the judges with head spins, body popping and the moonwalk and he is set to continue to impress audiences at the Southbank Centre.  Akai is excited about his upcoming role and said: “I am so happy to be part of Into the Hoods. It’s an amazing opportunity and I am going to enjoy every minute of it!”

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE AKA!

For more information, go visit: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Into the Hoods will be back in London this Christmas!

Wednesday 16 December 2009 – Sunday 10 January 2010

A fabulous fusion of fairy tales, groovy tunes and wicked dance moves created and performed by the critically acclaimed dance company ZooNation.

Featuring music from Massive Attack to Kanye West, join two runaway kids on their adventures at the ominous Ruff Endz estate. Meet aspiring singer Lil Red under contract to greedy producer Wolf, Prince who is two-timing rapper Rap-en-Zel, and DJ and gold trainer-wearing Spinderella.

A fresh, witty and humorous spin on Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical ‘Into the Woods’, ‘Into the Hoods’ is the award-winning smash-hit of the West End and two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. ZooNation’s dancers have performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing 2008 and on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ as part of finalist group Flawless.

‘A family-friendly musical full of wicked old skool, R&B and Motown grooves that’ll leave you spinnin’ on your head.’ (Sunday Times)

Book Tckets for Into the Hood at Queen Elizabeth Hall