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 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
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.