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The Head Wrap Diaries

September 19, 2016 - September 20, 2016

Designed by Rajha Shakiry
Directed by Vicki Igbokwe

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage womanhood and friendship.

This interactive dance theatre production celebrates versatility and diversity dealing with issues of femininity, beauty, culture and most importantly; hair. Vicki Igbokwe | Uchenna Dance’s choreography blends club styles House, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary dance.

The Head Wrap Diaries gives you front row seats to a journey from childhood to the present day.


FOR THE CURIOUS

Pre-show bar installation: multisensory experience designed by students from Central Saint Martins in collaboration with Vicki Igbokwe.

The Head Wrap Bar
Stay with us each night after the show for an informal discussion in the bar. Put your thoughts and questions to the company and learn and share different ways of tying head wraps.

Times: 8pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 16

Uchenna Dance was formed in January 2009 under the vision and leadership of Empowerment Specialist, Creative Director and Choreographer, Vicki Igbokwe, shortly after she experienced a life-changing trip to New York during the summer of 2008.

Feeling like a fish out of water throughout her stay in New York, whilst falling in love with the underground dance scene she was introduced to club styles House, Waacking and Vogue. Vicki was in awe of the dancers and drag queens she met and everything they offered her. Emerging from that experience with a new-found confidence and feeling super empowered, entertained and educated she returned to London inspired and encouraged to support others with their journeys enabling them to be the best possible version of themselves.

Details

Start:
September 19, 2016
End:
September 20, 2016
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Website:
http://www.theplace.org.uk/whats-on/vicki-igbokwe-uchenna-dance

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