Foteini Christofilopoulou

The Head Wrap Diaries

Vicki Igbokwe | Uchenna Dance | STET - The English Theatre
vr 2 jun - zo 4 jun
vr 2 jun 2023
zo 4 jun 2023

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters explore femininity, beauty, culture, community and most importantly; HAIR in a fusion of House, Waacking, Vogue, African and contemporary dance.

Hair worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre show by London based company Uchenna Dance.

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.

The show features a specially commissioned score by Ghanaian musician Kweku Aacht who provides a sizzling soundtrack of sounds from Afro house, folk and electronic dance music to jazz and Ghana gospel.

Empowerment Session on Saturday

A Movement Workshop by Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu

On the Saturday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30, Vicki Igbokwe will give a special Empowerment Session, delivered through movement, conversation and head wrapping. A journey of fun, laughter, and self-discovery. This workshop is for adult women of all ages (18+), all walks of life who are adventurous, curious, ready to ask questions and fierce enough to find answers! More information and tickets can be found on the website of STET.


In de media

“…takes the emotions, politics and cultural significance that surround black hair and plait them into a funny, fierce, engaging and celebratory show”

"The Head Wrap Diaries has community, conversation and participation at its heart and proud Afro-vibes dancing in its soul."

“The Headwrap Diaries is a must watch, Vicki Igbokwe and Ingrid MacKinnon‘s vibrant, of the moment choreography celebrates the influence of Africa’s diversity, sequences invigorate the evening with a soulful energy.”

“Uchenna Dance present an uplifting blend of dance, theatre, great music, a good dose of humour and … hair stories”

About Uchenna

Uchenna was formed in London, UK in 2009 under the vision and leadership of Vicki Igbokwe. 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 fuses Waacking, Vogue and House with traditional African and Contemporary, creating a signatory aesthetic that simply is, Uchenna.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and partnerships with The Rural Touring Dance Initiative, The Place, Ged Matthews, The Albany, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Trinity Laban.

Director, Choreographer and Co-Writer: Vicki Igbokwe
Producer: Grace Okereke
Writer: Bola Agbaje
Music Director & Composer: Kweku Aacht
Assistant Choreographer & Rehearsal Director: Ingrid Mackinnon
Performers & Creative Collaborators: Natalie Bailey, Emmanuella Idris, Oluwatosin Omotosho, Shanelle Clemenson, Sitsofe Attah
Production Manager: Anthony Osborne, David Salter, Salvatore Scollo
Lighting Design: James Mackenzie
Assistant Producer & Rehearsal Assistant: Viviana Rocha
Original scenography design: Rajha Shakiry
Costume Director and Maker: Jodie-Simone Howe
Dramaturgy: Funmi Adewole