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Ten of the best theatre shows for Christmas 2018

Hansel & Gretel - A fearless dance adventure!

The Guardian’s stage editor Chris Wiegand rounds up ten of the best theatre shows for Christmas 2018, including Uchenna Dance’s imaginative new take on the favourite fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel. Hansel & Gretel Christmas shows: Touring Nov/Dec 2018 in London and Birmingham To quote from one of their...

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The Head Wrap Diaries at the Capstone Theatre: creativetourist.com

The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance

Uchenna Dance: The Head Wrap Diaries at the Capstone Theatre by Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor, creativetourist.com In The Head Wrap Diaries at Liverpool’s Capstone Theatre, 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...

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The Head Wrap Diaries: The Norwich Radical Review

by Carmina Masoliver Piles of colourful patterned fabrics line the stage, and three women dressed in black Lycra leotards select a fabric and wrap it around their head. The fabrics are drawn across the stage as the performers’ bodies undulate in a backwards crawl, before the scene is set as...

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The Head Wrap Diaries at The Place, London: London Student Review

“Fusing House, Voguing, Waacking, African and contemporary movement, Uchenna Dance’s The Head Wrap Diaries takes the audience on a colourful and joyful hair journey” ‘Is it unbearable?’ Every three months, my hairdresser would peer into my eyes, raising her voice above the whirr of blow-dryers and the thump of reggae to...

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The Head Wrap Diaries at The Place, London: Dance Tabs Review

Hair is a fraught subject for most women. For black women, the struggle with their locks (braids, weaves, relaxed or natural) can be titanic – getting your hair done can be a day-long ordeal. The notion of “good hair” comes freighted with shame (as shown in Chris Rock’s documentary...

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The Head Wrap Diaries at The Albany Theatre, London: Theatre Full Stop Review

Accessories are worn to either compliment or accentuate a simple outfit, they can either be decorative or have significant meaning. The headwrap is a significant piece of clothing, it is more than an accessory, a staple within many cultures, particularly within African culture. The beauty of the headwrap lies...

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REVIEW: Dance: Sampled – “an eclectic selection of some of the biggest names”

Review by Laura Joffre  Arts & Theatre , Music & Culture “…as part of “Dance: Sampled”, on Saturday 17 February 2018, the Lowry presented a performance showcasing an eclectic selection of some of the biggest names of the moment. The performance hit the ground running with bold, fearless dancing in a bigger...

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Feature: Wearing Our Hair As Our Crowning Glory

The Head Wrap Diaries

By Isaac Ouro-Gnao on November 20, 2017 in Featured  Hair is an important part of our identities and our collective histories. It, alongside head wraps, can bare connotations of wealth, status, and cultural identity in many indigenous or otherwise traditional communities. Quite often politicised and seen to be controversial, black hair (especially women’s) and...

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