Joseph Toonga / Just Us Dance Theatre
Born to Manifest

Photo: The Other Richard

Photo: The Other Richard


Born to Manifest is a new hip hop dance double bill that looks into the experiences of young black British men. A ringing of home truths that hopes to share a glimpse into the complexity and beauty of one’s journey.

“You say I’m a black guy. I know who I am, do you know who I am?”

Choreographer – Joseph Toonga
Rehearsal Director – Ricardo Da Silva
Dramaturg/Outside Eye – Peggy Olislaegers and Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy
Composer – Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante

Commissioned by DanceEast, The Place and Redbridge Drama Centre, developed with Dance Base and B.Motion.