‘You say I’m just a black guy. I know who I am, do you know who I am?’
‘Born to Manifest’ is a powerful new Hip – Hop dance double bill that illuminates the experience of young black British men.
Joseph Toonga draws from real life accounts to a create a poignant, responsive piece that simultaneously champions cultural identity and challenges racial stigmas. Set to an original score from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, this dynamic new dance work explores the power and privilege that still oppress and dictate. Joseph delivers stark home truths through the complexity and beauty of an individual’s journey.
Choreographer – Joseph Toonga
Performer – Theophillus ‘Godson’ Oloyade
Rehearsal Director – Ricardo Da Silva
Producer – Emily Crouch
Dramaturg/outside eye – Peggy Olislaegers, Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy MBE and Sir Richard Alston CBE
Composer – Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante