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Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet

The Hair Journey: Encore Presentation

May 23-25, 2024

**Presale tickets available ONLY in-person (at 251 N Spruce Street) or over the phone (336-722-2585). Tickets available online starting April 23**


Join us for an enchanting evening as we celebrate the premiere of the much anticipated Hair Journey Ballet: Encore Presentation!


Guests are encouraged to wear dramatic hair and dress with flair! Showcase your favorite weaves, wigs, and natural hairstyles.


This live performance, Directed by Morgan "Flowerchild" Jones, will feature an original musical score by composer, Sharneisha Joyner which will be recorded by a live orchestra conducted by Dr. Ronnal Ford. The costumes are all custom-designed by Daniele Herbin and made with love from her and other community members. The performance will also feature set design by Wanda Baker-Attmore and the stage will be lit up by Lovett Lighting for an unforgettable and magical evening.


This event and show is appropriate for all ages and we highly encourage bringing your children to be a part of this ground-breaking performance.


Thursday, May 23 at 7pm

Friday, May 24 at 7pm (Reception at 5:30pm)

Saturday, May 25 at 2pm & 7pm


Story Synopsis

The Hair Journey is a story written by Princess Johnson. Zuri’s mom always kept her hair neatly braided, but Zuri constantly asked her mom if she could wear her hair straight. Finally, one day Zuri’s mom took her to get her hair straightened. Excited about her new doo, Zuri showed it off to her friends, but to her dismay rain clouds gathered and her silky smooth hair puffed back out into an afro. She ran home embarrassed and fell asleep crying only to awaken in the Weave Kingdom with the Weave Queen hovering over her. The Weave Kingdom quickly jumps into action to give Zuri a makeover. As time passes, Zuri gets older and longs to return home. She hears a drum beating in the distance and stumbles upon the Land of Locs and Fros where she meets Nywele, the Queen. They transform Zuri back into a little girl and dance the night away. She falls asleep and wakes up to her mom braiding her hair.


Cast

Young Zuri - Brevin Gilliam

Older Zuri - Atiyah Wright

Mom - LaStasia Davis

The Weave Queen - Tanae Walker

Nywele, Queen of the Land of Locs and Fros - Jade Donnell

The Hair Stylist - Tayon McLaughlin

Ensemble - Evelyn Harvey (Young Zuri Understudy), Kennedi Opata (Older Zuri Understudy), Brooke Gilliam (Mom Understudy), Payton Herbin, Bailey Gilliam, Jasmine Powell (Nywele Understudy), Daniele Herbin, Tenshi Dailey, Jewelle Russell, Caprina Rogers, Natalia Moss, Danica Lennon, Nadia Wright, LaShari Clemmons, Kieanna Bruinton, and Madeline Rondon


*This production contains theatrical haze/fog*

Reynolds Place Theatre
251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
First floor of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
VIP: $55 Adult | $35 Child/Student/Military
Royal: $40 Adult | $25 Child/Student/Military
Heir: $15

All Ages/Family Friendly

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