The Head Wrap Diaries: Fierce and Free at Sadler’s Wells Sampled. Reviewed by Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance
This is a weekend when Sadler’s Wells lets its hair down. Stalls seats are ripped out to let punters get close up and personal, as dance happens throughout the building, on all levels and in all spaces. On stage there is something for all tastes but with no compromise on quality. Brief video clips offer dance artists the opportunity to communicate directly with the audience and give an insight into what inspires them. For the rest it’s dance, dance, dance.
The programme opened with a statement of female power as Vicki Igbokwe and Uchenna Dance presented The Head Wrap Diaries: Fierce and Free. Half a dozen women commandeered the stage delivering exactly what was advertised, weaving their huge squares of coloured cloth into the gloriously liberated dance. The blend of club styles, fused with African and contemporary dance, was effectively structured in choreographed patterns and clever lighting and boosted by high energy performances.