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November 13, 2018

Hansel & Gretel

Hair – worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids – is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre show by London based dance company Uchenna Dance. The show is set in a hair salon and is about people, and their ongoing relationship…
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November 13, 2018

Our Mighty Groove

Hair – worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids – is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre show by London based dance company Uchenna Dance. The show is set in a hair salon and is about people, and their ongoing relationship…
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November 13, 2018

Head Wrap Diaries

Hair – worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids – is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre show by London based dance company Uchenna Dance. The show is set in a hair salon and is about people, and their ongoing relationship…

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November 12, 2018

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November 12, 2018 in Review

The Head Wrap Diaries at the Capstone Theatre: creativetourist.com

Uchenna Dance: The Head Wrap Diaries at the Capstone Theatre by Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor, creativetourist.com In The Head Wrap Diaries at Liverpool’s Capstone Theatre, three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair. Set within a South London hair-salon called BE-U-Tiful, The Head Wrap…
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May 16, 2018 in Review

The Head Wrap Diaries: The Norwich Radical Review

by Carmina Masoliver Piles of colourful patterned fabrics line the stage, and three women dressed in black Lycra leotards select a fabric and wrap it around their head. The fabrics are drawn across the stage as the performers’ bodies undulate in a backwards crawl, before the scene is set as a…
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May 10, 2018 in Review

The Head Wrap Diaries at The Place, London: London Student Review

"Fusing House, Voguing, Waacking, African and contemporary movement, Uchenna Dance’s The Head Wrap Diaries takes the audience on a colourful and joyful hair journey" ‘Is it unbearable?’ Every three months, my hairdresser would peer into my eyes, raising her voice above the whirr of blow-dryers and the thump of reggae to ask…
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April 25, 2018 in Review

The Head Wrap Diaries at The Place, London: Dance Tabs Review

Hair is a fraught subject for most women. For black women, the struggle with their locks (braids, weaves, relaxed or natural) can be titanic – getting your hair done can be a day-long ordeal. The notion of “good hair” comes freighted with shame (as shown in Chris Rock’s documentary of…
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Hansel & Gretel: Family Workshops

A family dance workshop exploring themes from the Hansel & Gretel show. THU 20 DEC TO SUN 23 DEC A chance to make memories and explore the retelling of this classic tale through movement and dance with your children. Can be enjoyed before or after the show! Suitable for children aged 5+ and their…
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The Place and DanceEast join forces to commission family dance show Hansel & Gretel for Christmas

Vicki Igbokwe’s Uchenna Dance will present Hansel & Gretel at The Place this December and then DanceEast for Christmas 2019.  Two of the country’s leading contemporary dance venues are teaming up to commission a brand new family friendly show to be presented during the Christmas period of 2018 and 2019.…
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Cultural Exploration of Ethnic Identity Comes to Norwich

What does it mean to be black and British? That is the question being explored in a series of workshops and events being held across Norwich during October 2018. Linking in with Black History Month, the new Creative Matters season will combine comedy, films, dance and discussions to reflect and…
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