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Crowning Glory: Hair & Hats Centerstage

Feminist doctrine, eager to dissuade us from giving over much attention to millinery and hairdos, cautions that what goes on inside a woman’s head is far more significant than what’s on it. A pair of feisty, engaging productions recently playing New York — Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s “HairStories” and Regina Taylor’s “Crowns,” with choreography by Ronald K. Brown — insist that the issue isn’t so simple. Both works, generated by black artists, show that matters like hats and hair are far from being trivial or frivolous but, rather, harbor deep psychological and sociological significance. Dance Insider, Vignettes 12/19/02

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