Hair – worn long, worn short, worn curly, wrapped up or in braids – is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting show that mixes dance, theatre and storytelling with a good dose of humour.
You are welcomed to a hair salon called Be-U-Tiful; where three fierce, clever female characters take you on a journey that will have you laughing out loud. This exciting show features a fabulously produced score by Ghanaian musician and composer Kweku Aacht who provides a sizzling soundtrack of sounds from Afro house, folk and electronic dance music to jazz and Ghana gospel.
“Well-crafted and beautifully done. Really enjoyed the show” – Christine Ohuruogu, International Athlete
“Here is a work that is engaging, authentic, culturally rooted and beautifully danced with an intelligent installation and (head) wrap-around programme” – Ian Abbott, Writing About Dance
“The Head Wrap Diaries is a show that needs to be made with stories that need to be told” – Curlture UK
“The Head Wrap Diaries was INCREDIBLE. Laughter, good dancing and great energy!” – Isaac Ouro | Writer & Sub-editor @ayoungertheatre
The Head Wrap Diaries will be streamed here on Thursday 4 June at 7pm, don’t miss it!
Please note: Subtitles are available, please turn them on in the video settings to see them.
Age Recommendation: 5+
Performers: Shanelle Clemenson, Sheila Attah, Habibat Ajayi
Director / Choreographer: Vicki Igbokwe
Scenography Design: Rajha Shakiry
Assistant Choreographer & Rehearsal Director: Ingrid MacKinnon
Music Director & Composer: Kweku Aacht
Costume Director and Maker: Jodie-Simone Howe
Lighting Design: Pete Ayres
Originally supported by Arts Council England.
Special thanks to Central St Martin’s, Funmi Adewole, Lesley Asare, Rachel Vallance, Fie Neo, Daniel Hall, Victoria Adebayo & Jo Molyneaux.
About Uchenna Dance
Uchenna Dance was formed in London, UK in 2009 under the vision and leadership of choreographer Vicki Igbokwe. The company’s overarching aim is to empower, entertain and educate through dance in a diverse programme which includes the creation of dance theatre production experiences, coaching, dance based empowerment workshops and teaching in further and higher education.