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SCALPED

For black women one of the most common shared experiences is a passive but ever present scrutiny. From what you wear to the way you walk, and most especially hair. Whether permed, braided, or in locs,
black hair is “political”.
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Scalped is an outdoor dance theatre exhibition piece focusing on black women’s hair in professional  spaces and western society.

The dance piece written by Damilola DK Fashola, and co-created  by Wofai, is a comment on the objectification and exhibitionism black hair brings.

With a nod to Grace Jones, self-acceptance triumphs through movement and rhythm in a world where

the CORPORATE meets the fantastic.

 

 A mix of fashion and otherness.

S C A L P E D | 2019 |  Mood Trailer 2

S C A L P E D | 2019 | Mood Trailer 2

S C A L P E D - An Outdoor Dance theatre Exhibition - exploring the objectification of black women and hair politics in corporate spaces. Created, Directed & Produced by multidisciplinary duo Damilola "DK" Fashola & Wofai - Initiative.dkf. Creators of Melanin Box Festival and Silhouettez Theatre. | www.initiativedkf.com | IG/T: @INITIATIVEDKF @SCALPEDTHEATRE Scalped features original poetry from co-creator DK; real life experiences collected from Black Women; nods to Grace Jones throughout including the 9ft set structure; as well as quotes/excerpts from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Floetry's Natalie Stewart, and more! Sprung from the passive but ever present scrutiny which black women face every day; from the way they walk, to the way they talk, to the way they do their hair. Self-acceptance triumphs through movement and rhythm in a world where the corporate playground meets the fantastic. The showings are all FREE to attend, so make sure you place dates on your diary and show up early, to grab a good view! TOUR: DATE: Sat 11th May PERFORMANCE TIMES: 11am, 3:30pm & 6:30pm FESTIVAL: Brighton Festival LOCATION: i360: Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN CLOSEST STATION: Brighton [Rail] DATE: Fri 2st June PERFORMANCE TIMES: 6pm & 7:30pm FESTIVAL: Greenwich + Dockland International Festival LOCATION: Beresford Square, Woolwich, London, SE18 6AY CLOSEST STATION: Woolwich Arsenal [Southeastern Rail and DLR] DATE: Sun 4th August PERFORMANCE TIMES: TBC FESTIVAL: Stockton International Riverside Festival LOCATION: TBC (County Durham) CLOSEST STATION: TBC [Rail]
SCALPED 19 | Rehearsals: The Mantle

SCALPED 19 | Rehearsals: The Mantle

S C A L P E D - An Outdoor Dance theatre Exhibition - exploring the objectification of black women and hair politics in corporate spaces. Created, Directed & Produced by multidisciplinary duo Damilola "DK" Fashola & Wofai - Initiative.dkf. Creators of Melanin Box Festival and Silhouettez Theatre. | www.initiativedkf.com | IG/T: @INITIATIVEDKF @SCALPEDTHEATRE Scalped features original poetry from co-creator DK; real life experiences collected from Black Women; nods to Grace Jones throughout including the 9ft set structure; as well as quotes/excerpts from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Floetry's Natalie Stewart, and more! Sprung from the passive but ever present scrutiny which black women face every day; from the way they walk, to the way they talk, to the way they do their hair. Self-acceptance triumphs through movement and rhythm in a world where the corporate playground meets the fantastic. The showings are all FREE to attend, so make sure you place dates on your diary and show up early, to grab a good view! TOUR: DATE: Sat 11th May PERFORMANCE TIMES: 11am, 3:30pm & 6:30pm FESTIVAL: Brighton Festival LOCATION: i360: Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN CLOSEST STATION: Brighton [Rail] DATE: Fri 2st June PERFORMANCE TIMES: 6pm & 7:30pm FESTIVAL: Greenwich + Dockland International Festival LOCATION: Beresford Square, Woolwich, London, SE18 6AY CLOSEST STATION: Woolwich Arsenal [Southeastern Rail and DLR] DATE: Sun 4th August PERFORMANCE TIMES: TBC FESTIVAL: Stockton International Riverside Festival LOCATION: TBC (County Durham) CLOSEST STATION: TBC [Rail]
Scalped - The Idea
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