At the Riley Theatre, Family-friendly
This contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale finds our two young heroes lost in the city, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find their way back to their family in a show where kids are number one!
Vicki Igbokwe, choreographer and founder of Uchenna Dance, puts her unique twist on this well-known tale, weaving New York club styles of House, Waacking and Vogue, with African and Contemporary dance in a show that will delight the whole family.
Expect to groove in your seat as you are transported to a world far from yours, yet with some surprising similarities.
Tickets:£8 (£5) / £20 familyBook now
"Many kids shows are billed as a celebration of the imagination, but few will get their young audience waacking and voguing like this" The Guardian
"Uchenna’s Hansel & Gretel is amazing, mysterious and cheeky, and we loved it!" On The Hill
Uchenna Dance is a touring dance theatre company that since its inception in 2009 has grown from an informal explorative company into a tour de force within the dance sector. The company was formed 10 years ago under the vision and leadership of choreographer Vicki Igbokwe, shortly after a trip to New York introduced her to the club styles of House, Waacking and Vogue.
The company’s overarching aim is to empower, entertain and educate through dance in a diverse programme that includes the creation of dance theatre production experiences, coaching, dance-based empowerment workshops and teaching in schools and institutions.
The Uchenna Dance style uses founder Igbokwe’s signature blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary Dance.
Vicki Igbokwe worked as a dancer, choreographer and Youth Artistic Director for Impact Dance, under the direction of Hakeem Onibudo. She became Creative Projects Manager for East London Dance, worked as a Sponsored Dance Athlete and Master Trainer for Nike, and gained a Master’s degree in Cultural Leadership before founding Uchenna Dance.
Vicki’s successful application to the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora’s Trailblazers Scheme allowed her to transition from management to full-time creative artist for Uchenna.
As an independent choreographer, teacher, lecturer and curator Vicki has worked with a wide range of institutions and artists including Kingston University, WAC Arts, Rafael Bonachela, Luca Silvestrini, Sadler’s Wells, The South Bank Centre, and Tanzhaus Nrw Dusseldorf. She has also worked as Mass Movement coordinator for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012 and Sochi 2014).