Uchenna Dance | Hansel and Gretel - Riley Theatre

At the Riley Theatre, Family-friendly

uchenna dance | hansel and gretel
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Saturday 14th March 2020
1.30pm / 5.30pm
Riley Theatre

This 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!

Expect to groove in your seats as Uchenna Dance put their unique twist on this well-known tale, weaving dance styles House, Waacking and Vogue, with African and Contemporary dance. Guaranteed to delight the whole family.

Suitable for children and their grown-ups aged 5+

Duration: 55 minutes

Family offer: 2 adults and 2 children go for just £20

Tickets:£8 (£5) / £20 family

"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

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"Uchenna’s Hansel & Gretel is amazing, mysterious and cheeky, and we loved it!" On The Hill

About the company

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.

About the choreographer

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).