Some Like It Hip Hop
Blumenthal Performing Arts is excited to offer a virtual screening and workshop opportunity to our partner schools and community youth organizations, subsidizing 100% of the program fee. Please complete this application to be considered. Note that participants should be age 11 or above and each participant must be able to log on to their own device with video and audio capabilities or you must have the ability to have all participants in a space together on a single camera feed connected to zoom.
The experience includes:
- A live one hour online workshop/dance session plus Q&A with a ZooNation artist or performer (for up to 30 participants via Zoom or equivalent); workshops can be tailored to your groups needs.
- An online link to watch Some Like It Hip Hop (available for you to watch with your class/group for 5 days) along with a Some Like It Hip Hop Educational Resource Pack.
This show and workshop experience is recommended for age 11 and up.
ZooNation was founded by Kate Prince in 2002 and is best known for its work in the theatre, creating full length narrative dance productions strongly influenced by hip hop culture and music. ZooNation fortifies their work with an extensive program of engagement and talent development, working with different communities and young artists to increase their skills, knowledge and confidence in ZooNation’s styles of dance theatre.
Some Like It Hip Hop is a story of love, mistaken identity and revolution, in a city where books are banned, and where women are kept subservient to men. The story revolves around two central female characters, Jo-Jo and Kerri. When they are discovered breaking the rules of the city, they are thrown out. They decide they have only one option – to return to the city dressed as men. It doesn’t take long for the two women to prove their worth, and it also doesn’t take long for Jo-Jo to fall in love with Simeon, the only educated man in the city. If only she wasn’t wearing a moustache… It takes all their efforts to maintain their disguise, find love, and change the world. Influenced by themes from the classic movie Some Like It Hot, the hit US TV series Mad Men, and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a complicated comical tale of love, mistaken identity, gender stereo-types and revolution are played out in ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s trademark style of Hip Hop, comedy and physical theatre.