Just Us Dance Theatre

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Just Us Dance Theatre 2019-09-03T14:30:43+00:00

Project Description

 

Joseph Toonga is originally from the Cameroon and was raised in East London. His company Just Us Dance Theatre combines the rawness, compression and precision of Hip-Hop with contemporary choreography. The company has grown over ten years to use this practice to communicate real life stories, extending and sharing the rich cultural offer of Hip-Hop to audiences and participants of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures.

Born to Manifest is Just Us Dance Theatre’s latest 60-minute Hip-Hop programme which has been commissioned by The Place, Redbridge Drama Centre and DanceEast where Joseph is an Associate Artist.

The titular opening solo, performed by Joseph himself, sets a mental health agenda, using real-life accounts and an original score by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante as the starting points. The second part of the double bill is a new duet with Theophillus Oloyade which portrays strong friendship and the value of social support.

Upcoming tour dates:

4 & 5 Oct         DanceEast Ipswich
11 Oct              Curve Leicester
8 Nov               Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead
16 Nov             The Place London

Born to Manifest promoters pack

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