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 and bolder extract reworking of The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance. Nine women, wearing brightly coloured head wraps, perform a mix of Waacking, African and Contemporary dance.

Soon the head wraps loosen up, become a dress, a skirt, a scarf, or are waved in flashes of colour. The movements are sharp, grounded, fast and high-energy, and the fierce dancers have explosive personalities. It was an exhilarating start to the show…”


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