Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair. Set within a South London hair-salon called BE U Tiful, The Head Wrap Diaries gives you front row seats to watch, interact with and be immersed in a journey from childhood to the present day, told through a unique blend of House, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary dance, accompanied by a specially commissioned soundtrack of Afro house, folk, electronic dance music, jazz and Ghana gospel.
A pre-show art installation will get you in the mood while the post-show Head Wrap Bar is your opportunity to meet the company, share experiences, have a drink and test out some head wrapping for yourself. Don’t forget to bring your fabrics!
Run time: 60mins – no interval
About the company:
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, dance workshops and empowerment sessions. The Uchenna dance style fuses Waacking, Vogue and House with traditional African and Contemporary, creating a signatory aesthetic that simply is, Uchenna.
IGNiTE is Trinity’s in house programme of world-class, innovative theatre and dance about issues that matter to people now, starting conversations and sparking debate. IGNiTE is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England