Dance:Sampled, the touring arm of Sadler’s Wells Sampled festival, will go to The Lowry on Saturday 17 February with two performances at 2pm and 8pm.

Supported by The Movement this year’s Sampled: Dance celebrates both established and up-coming UK artists and companies. The day will include performances from Uchenna Dance who will perform a bigger and bolder extract reworking of the show The Head Wrap Diaries which toured small to mid-scale venues in the UK last autumn.

The performance, inspired by The Head Wrap Diaries (touring March-July 2018), focuses on three things; Women, Elegance and Power, in an uplifting blend of club styles House Dance, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary Dance. With support from The Movement the piece has been re-worked for a larger stage.



Creative team

Creative Director and Choreographer: Vicki Igbokwe

Producer: Emily Bray

Assistant Producer: Viviana Rocha

Rehearsal Director and Assistant Choreographer: Ingrid Mackinnon

Production Manager: Carly Hook

Costume Designer: Jodie-Simone Howe

Lighting Designer: James Mackenzie

Mentor to Vicki Igbokwe: Etta Murfitt


Fused Vocal Mix: Ayekoo Ohemaa

Remix & Composition: Kweku Aacht

Lyrics: Kweku Aacht, Ama Yeboah, Berimah Osei Boateng and Nana Asaase

Original vocal sample: ‘Ayekoo Ohemaa’ recorded by Reynolds The Gentleman at Vision Inspired Music, from The Head Wrap Diaries Soundtrack

Performers and Creative Collaborators 

Shanelle Clemenson

Sheila Attah

Natalie Bailey

Kloé Dean

Daniella Selwood

Esme Benjamin

Kayla Lomas-Kirton

Tina Omotosho

Nicole Nyemi-Tei

Commissioned by The Movement, a partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, Sadler’s Wells and The Lowry with funding from Arts Council England Ambitions for Excellence.

Supported by Bernie Grant Arts Centre and The Place.

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