ZooNation Presents: The Element Session
There are performances, dance battles and chances to join in, as curators Jade Hackett and DJ Walde explore the community side of hip-hop culture and its social roots.
Bring the whole family and get involved.
Your host is Ashley J, and here’s the line-up for the day:
2pm – 2.45pm: 1970s open masterclass with Rowdy
2.45pm – 3pm: Performances by IMD and JFunk
3pm – 3.45pm: 1980s open masterclass with Mademoiselle Ginger
3.45pm – 4pm: Performance by A.I.M
4pm – 4.45pm: 1990s open masterclass with Kloe Dean
4.45pm – 5pm: Performance by AfroQueens
5pm – 5.45pm: 2000s open masterclass with Kieran ‘King K’ Warner
5.45pm – 6pm: Performance by HomeBros
6pm – 9.30pm: Loudcloud Session present The Get Down Battle Event, featuring guest beatbox performance by ABH at 7.45pm
9.15pm – 9.30pm: Battle finale
9.30pm – 11pm: Midnight Train Collective return for big Saturday night tunes
This event is part of Summer Reunion, a season of collaborations with guest curators. It’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve learnt, what happens now – and a reunion of artists and audiences, families and friends.
Jade Hackett is an actor, writer, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. At heart, she would describe herself as a dance activist whose sprawling work is always rooted in authentically highlighting the Black experience. She is committed to showcasing the excellence of Black culture and creativity by collaborating with the noted artists and championing new talent. Hackett has established herself as a formidable creative force within the arts and is continuing to drive her cultural narratives forward in new and exciting ways. Her dance credits include ZooNation’s Into The Hoods, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Sylviaand Some Like It Hip-Hop.
Danilo ‘DJ’ Walde is a composer, musician, consultant, DJ and performer from west London. He has created for theatre, film and dance for the likes of ZooNation, where he is Musical Director, the RSC, the English National Ballet, and in 2012 he DJed in front of a worldwide television audience for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. Walde’s work for ZooNation includes the shows Sylvia, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Some Like It Hip-Hop, Into The Hoods, Message in a Bottle and many more hit productions.
Need to know
If there is wet weather, Riverside Stage events may be moved to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer. Please check on the day with our on-site Visitor Assistants.
This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) until 9.30pm.
Dates & times
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