Just Us Dance Theater

Born to Manifest

Born to Manifest is Just Us Dance Theatre’s latest 60-minute hip hop programme which 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.

Joseph Toonga is originally from the Cameroon and was raised in East London. His companyJust Us Dance Theatre combines the rawness, compression and precision of Hip-Hop with shapes and structures from 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.

Artistic team
Choreographer and performer Joseph Toonga
Producer  Emily Crouch
Dramaturg outside eye  Peggy Olislaegers, Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy MBE and Sir Richard Alston CBE
Composer  Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante