The Head Wrap Diaries at The Albany Theatre Review

Accessories are worn to either compliment or accentuate a simple outfit, they can either be decorative or have significant meaning. The headwrap is a significant piece of clothing, it is more than an accessory, a staple within many cultures, particularly within African culture. The beauty of the headwrap lies...

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REVIEW: Dance: Sampled – “an eclectic selection of some of the biggest names”

Review by Laura Joffre  Arts & Theatre , Music & Culture “…as part of “Dance: Sampled”, on Saturday 17 February 2018, the Lowry presented a performance showcasing an eclectic selection of some of the biggest names of the moment. The performance hit the ground running with bold, fearless dancing in a bigger...

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Feature: Wearing Our Hair As Our Crowning Glory

The Head Wrap Diaries

By Isaac Ouro-Gnao on November 20, 2017 in Featured  Hair is an important part of our identities and our collective histories. It, alongside head wraps, can bare connotations of wealth, status, and cultural identity in many indigenous or otherwise traditional communities. Quite often politicised and seen to be controversial, black hair (especially women’s) and...

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Review: The Head Wrap Diaries at Contact Theatre

The Head Wrap Diaries - © Foteini Christofilopoulou

ENTERTAINMENT 24TH NOVEMBER 2017 By Jess Stoddard  Presented by Uchenna Dance Northern Quota reporter Jess Stoddard reviews the dance piece Uchenna Dance present an uplifting blend of dance, theatre, great music, a good dose of humour and … hair stories The piece was devised in 2014 shortly after founder Vicki Igbokwe begun...

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Youth Review of The Head Wrap Diaries at DanceXchange, Birmingham

Uchenna Dance, The Head Wrap Diaries, Made at The Place

Dancer and blogger Unique Tay reviews Uchenna Dance / The Head Wrap Diaries on Thursday 2 November 2017 at DanceXchange, Birmingham. The Head Wrap Diaries explores femininity, beauty, sisterhood and hair, afro hair to be exact, of three young females who express their experiences and complexities, with their hair and identity. Most importantly...

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Dance Review: The Head Wrap Diaries by Richard Lutz

The Head Wrap Diaries

I Choose Birmingham (3 November 2017) A trio of smart, agile storytelling black dancers take you through the world of hair, the salons and headgear. And A LOT more. The Head Wrap Diaries includes three stories about women finding their place, the myth of beauty and flying their flag for...

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