Hair, worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre performance by London based company Uchenna Dance. It’s an interactive show set in a hair salon about people, and their
ongoing relationship with hair.
Mixing dance, theatre and storytelling with a good dose of humour, the performance venue is transformed into a Be-U-Tiful hair salon, with wig stands and chairs set around a performing space. 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.
This exciting dance experience features a fabulously produced score by Ghanaian musician Kweku Aacht who provides a sizzling soundtrack of sounds from 90s R’n’B to traditional Ghanaian pop music. “Here is a performance that is engaging, authentic, culturally rooted and beautifully danced with an intelligent installation and (head) wrap-around programme” Ian Abbott, Writing About Dance