INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

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...

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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...

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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...

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The Head Wrap Diaries at The Albany Theatre, London: Theatre Full Stop 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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