"You say I’m a black guy. I know who I am, do you know who I am?"
Exploring themes of cultural identity, race and mental health this poignant and responsive show features dynamic dance and an original score by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante.
"I feel a responsibility as a black male to empower the younger generation as a role model and 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.
"From the moment I saw Toonga’s movement vocabulary I knew we had someone very special inspiring the British dance community. An original and fearless dance maker" - Morag Deyes, Dance Base Artistic Director
SAT 16 NOV: Free post-show talk in The Place Cafe
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
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Born To Manifest has been commissioned by DanceEast where Joseph is an Associate Artist, The Place and Redbridge Drama Centre and developed with Dance Base and B-Motion, Bassano.
Duration: 95 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn Season 2019