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Just Us Dance Theatre: Born to Manifest

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Just Us Dance Theatre: Born to Manifest

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Just Us Dance Theatre: Born to Manifest


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£8/£5 concession (transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone).
12 years +
0845 330 3501
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Dates and times

Friday 7 February 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM

‘You say I’m just a black guy. I know who I am, do you know who I am?’

Born to Manifest is a powerful new Hip-Hop dance double bill that illuminates the experiences of young black British men.

Joseph Toonga draws from real life accounts to a create a poignant, responsive piece that simultaneously champions cultural identity and challenges racial stigmas. Set to an original score from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, this dynamic new dance work explores the power and privilege that still oppress and dictate.  Joseph delivers stark home truths through the complexity and beauty of an individual’s journey.

I feel a responsibility as a black male to empower the younger generation as a role model and an example of how dance can provide a positive, successful route. Mental health, and black men’s experiences of it, is little discussed, which is why I am passionate about creating awareness to shift stigmas.’ – Joseph Toonga 2018.

Recommended  for ages 12+ 

Born to Manifest is Just Us Dance Theatre’s latest hip hop programme which has been commissioned by DanceEast - where Joseph Toonga is an Associate Artist, The Place and Redbridge Drama Centre, and developed with Dance Base and B-Motion, Bassano. 

Photo by Camilla Greenwell

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