DIG 21: Joseph Toonga | Born to Protest
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October at:
11.30am to 12.05pm
2.30pm to 3.05pm
in Queens Park Arena
Free but advance booking required
Highly Visual / No or Little Text
Cast make monkey chanting sounds which could be triggering.
Recommended for ages 12+
About Joseph Toonga
Joseph Toonga makes and performs dance productions relevant to the here and now which are embedded in Hip Hop and inspired by real life stories. His craftsmanship and signature choreographic style challenges conventions commonly used in Hip Hop dance and shifts audience perceptions by addressing racial stigmas and societal stereotypes.
Boston Conservatoire of Dance
Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam
National Youth Ballet/ Bundesjugendballett
Richard Alston Dance Company
Achievements: Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House Associate Artist
Secret Cinema collaboration for premier of French film Les Miserables
DanceEast Associate Artist
Elephant in the Black Box, Junior Ballet Madrid
East Wall project with Hofesh Shechter
Best Choreography Award Reverb Dance Festival (New York)
About Just Us Dance Theatre
Just Us Dance Theatre (JUDT) is a fore fronting Hip Hop organisation connecting dance communities internationally. It actively supports early career artists and up-skills young dancers who are generally underrepresented in the mainstream.
Committed to removing the geographic, economic and social barriers that prevent people from taking part in publicly funded activities, JUDT uniquely brings together dancers and creatives from a broad variety of backgrounds including Hip Hop, Contemporary dance and the African diaspora, aiming to Inspire, Nurture & Support.
Photo by Harrison Dante