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    ZooNation Presents: The Get Down

    Fri 20 Aug 2021, 5.30pm
    Riverside Terrace, Level 2
    Performance & dance
    ZooNation Presents The Class of 2021, Hip hop performers
    Andy Holdsworth

    This three-day celebration of hip-hop culture, curated by ZooNation artists Jade Hackett and DJ Walde, begins with a night featuring the best music from the genre.

    Hackett and Walde have set themselves a brief to bring you back to the good times and look forward to a brighter, funkier future – so expect social grooves and old school tunes.

    Your host is Ashley J, and here’s the line-up for the day:

    5.30pm – 8.15pm: Midnight Train Collective provide weekend tunes to get you on the dancefloor, with Samurai and TinMan.

    8.30pm – 9pm: Live music with Dionne Reid.

    9pm – 9.30pm: Live music with Aleisha Lee.

    9.30pm – 11pm: Midnight Train Collective return with laid-back beats.

    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, Sylvia and 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 and the English National Ballet, and 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.

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    Fri 20 Aug 2021, 5.30pm


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