Uchenna Dance

7.30pm Sat 24 March @ Gladstone Community Centre, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, PE1 2AN

Tickets £8 ( £6 concessions) 

An uplifting blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary dance, great music, a good dose of humour and HAIR stories!

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.

Arrive at 6.30pm for pre-show art installation and smoothie bar, which will get you in the mood while the post-show Head Wrap Bar is your opportunity to meet the company, share experiences, have a smoothie and test out some head wrapping for yourself. Don’t forget to bring your fabrics!

Age guidance: 7+. 

Running time: 60 mins no interval

Please note: Latecomers may not be admitted to this performance, this is unto the discretion of the venue management.  No refunds will be due for latecomers

Fierce, witty and brilliant!
— Audience Member
The Head Wrap Diaries was INCREDIBLE. Laughter, good dancing and great energy!”
- Isaac Ouro, Writer & Sub-editor @ayoungertheatre

Here is a work that is engaging, authentic, culturally rooted and beautifully danced with an intelligent installation and (head) wrap-around programme”
-Ian Abbott, Writing About Dance

“If you came prepared for a lecture, prepare to be disappointed. If you came for a party, prepare to get one” -The Reviews Hub

“A standing ovation worthy performance by Uchenna Dance. A-MAZING” -Gender In Dance

“As an entertaining night at the theatre, The Headwrap Diaries certainly hit the spot”

“The Head Wrap Diaries is a production that needs to be made with stories that need to be told”
- Curlture UK
Head Wrap Diaries

What is a head wrap?

A head wrap is a cloth that is used to cover, wrap or tie around your head. It can be a scarf that you would tie round your neck, material handed down in your family, a bed sheet (cut to size), a sacred cloth or a fabric leftover. Men, women and children can, and do, wear head wraps. Anyone with hair, (no matter its texture), and those without hair, can wear one. They are a universal accessory worn by many, for many different reasons.

"The Head Wrap Diaries is a great show fusing dance, theatre and comedy”
 -AṣọGlobal @AsoGlobe

“Well-crafted and beautifully done. Really enjoyed the show” 
- Christine Ohuruogu, International Athlete

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