Under the direction of choreographer Joseph Toonga, Just Us Dance Theatre works at the forefront of Hip Hop in the UK and internationally. Joseph describes himself as being in a continual search for an authentic reason to choreograph, and frequently draws on real life stories which make his work resonate with people under-represented in audiences for mainstream arts.
Just Us Dance Theatre‘s latest piece is an outdoor work Born to Protest which dismantles the black male stereotype and challenges racial stigma. Exploring the hypersensitivity of the black male figure, seven dancers create an intense energy performing en masse to Hip Hop beats.
Tour dates for Born to Protest:
5 June Bounce Back Dance Festival Bournemouth
19 June Let’s Dance International Frontiers Leicester
24-26 June Roman River Festival Colchester
27 June Trinity Arts Centre Bristol
3 July Dancin’ Oxford
17 July Imagine Watford
24 July Dance Days Swansea
1 Aug Theatersommer Dresden-Prohlis
3 & 4-Aug Festival Schaubudensommer Neustädter Markt, Dresden
4 & 5 Sept Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Canary Wharf
11 Sept Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Woolwich
12 Sept Millennium Green Bridport
More dates to be confirmed. Please check back for details.