The suspicion and stereotypes encountered by young black men are explored by hip hop choreographer Joseph Toonga in his latest double bill, Born to Manifest. Both directing and performing 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. Performing with Theo Oloyade, Toonga delivers stark home truths through the complexity and beauty of an individual’s journey.
Running time: 60 mins (no interval). Age guidance: 12+.