Throughout October the Rural Touring Dance Initiative is going digital, bringing you three fantastic filmed dance shows followed by an opportunity for you to speak to the artists in a series of Q&A Zoom calls. Each show will be available to watch for free for a week, and you will need to book a free place in advance to attend any of the zoom calls. Find out more about the first production below…
The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance – Watch online anytime from Friday 16 – Thursday 22 October
Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood and friendship.
Hair – worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids – is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre show by Uchenna Dance which toured to Dorset for one night only in Halstock back in 2017. The show is set in a hair salon and is about people and their ongoing relationship with hair.
Blending club styles House, Waacking, and Vogue with African and Contemporary Dance, with a good dose of humour and a sizzling soundtrack of sounds, The Head Wrap Diaries explores femininity, beauty, culture, sisterhood and most importantly; HAIR!
Meet stylists Linda and Riyah who will take you on a hair journey that will have you laughing out loud, thinking about your own (and everyone else’s!) hair while you learn a thing or two about afro hair, straight from the hairdresser’s chair!
Take part in a Zoom Q&A – Thursday 22 October, 3pm
Artsreach audiences can take part in a live Q&A with Uchenna dancer Habibat Ajayi, along with audience members from other rural touring schemes across the South West. Places for this exciting opportuntiy are extremely limited: book a free Q&A place now