I am Sofia and I a nearly 8 years old. I went to watch Into The Hoods with my mum on Friday night. It was really good and I have never seen dancing like that. It looked like slow motion when they were jumping. My favourite character was a boy called Jaxx. He could really move. I loved seeing the street dancing on the stage like that. The story was easy to follow and I really enjoyed the twists on the familiar fairytale themes.
I am Sofia’s mum. This was definitely a night out with my daughter that I easily enjoyed as much as her! The music was nostalgia central and had me bopping in my seat. The spin on the fairy tale characters was witty and out loud funny in many places. It was hugely entertaining to see the characters performs some incredible dance moves that not only move the story along and express the characters but in a kind of ‘dance off’ vibe also served to showcase the performers individual extraordinary dance talents.
I would totally recommend this for all ages. The place was packed with families, couples, and singles so you definitely won’t feel out of place. It’s even cool enough for your teenagers, of which there were a fair few that night!! Seriously, don’t miss it.
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SHOW INFO : ZooNation Dance Company; Into the Hoods: Remixed
Friday 4 May – Saturday 21 May 2016
Performances: Tue – Sat at 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pm & Sun at 2pm & 6pm
Tickets: £15 – £38 (Under 16s half price)
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or www.peacocktheatre.com
Image credit front cover : Corey Culverwell in Into the Hoods Remixed.© Hugo Glendinning.
Into The Hoods: Remixed features music from James Brown, Queen Latifah, Jay Z, Jennifer Hudson, Kool + The Gang, Salt n Pepa, Chemical Brothers, Kano, MC Hammer and new original work from Danilo ‘DJ’ Walde (Some Like it Hip Hop, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party). The newly revamped show is once again directed and written by Kate Prince and features an updated creative team with musical direction by Danilo ‘DJ’ Walde, set design by Ben Stones, video design by Andrzej Goulding, costume design by Ben Stones and Russell Royer and lighting design by Andy Murrell. The production also features Carrie-Anne Ingrouille as associate director and Rowen Hawkins as associate choreographer.