Uchenna Dance | The Head Wrap Diaries - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

At the Riley Theatre

uchenna dance | the head wrap diaries
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Thursday 26th April 2018


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 commissioned soundtrack of Afro house, folk, electronic dance music, jazz and Ghana gospel.

Audience members are welcomed by stylists Linda and Riyah who will take you on a hair journey that will have you laughing out loud, thinking about your own (and everyone else’s!) hair while you learn a thing or two about afro-hair, straight from the hairdresser’s chair.

A post-show Head Wrap Bar is your opportunity to meet the company, share experiences, have a drink and learn and share different ways of tying head wraps. Bring your own piece of fabric or experiment with the ones provided. Explore your own personal style, create your own crown and learn a new skill.

The Head Wrap Diaries is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) 2017-18 season.

To coincide with this performance, Uchenna Dance are hosting an open-ability workshop on Wednesday 25th April at RJC Dance, 7-8.30pm. Tickets just £4. Find out more and book your place here


Tickets:£12 (£7)


See Uchenna Dance & ACE Dance and Music for £14 (£12 conc.)

Make the last week of April unforgettable. Save up to £10* and see both shows for just £14 (£12 concessions).

To redeem the offer, just add both shows to your cart or contact the Box Office on 0113 218 3018

*Based on two full-price tickets

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