Startin’ Point Festival features works from three artists chosen from a submission call out along with an excerpt of the critically acclaimed The Head Wrap Diaries, choreographed by The Place’s Work Place Artist, Vicki Igbokwe.
Startin’ Point Commission
The three artists selected were chosen from an open call which asked for submissions of works in progress which were rooted in dances of the African diaspora. These works were developed into a 20 minute work that was presented on Sat 20 Oct at Startin’ Point Festival.
The Head Wrap Diaries
The evening also featured an excerpt of Uchenna Dance’s The Head Wrap Diaries.
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 must-see entertaining and heart-warming event”
– Curlture UK