DanceEast Associate Artist 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, with support from Dance Base and Yorkshire Dance. Creation starts in April, and the production will premiere at DanceEast on 4 & 5 October 2019, prior to national tour this Autumn and in Spring 2020. Watch a recent production here (It's Between Us).