Joseph Toonga: Born to Manifest

Source https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/joseph-toonga-born-to-manifest

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 themes of mental health and the power and privilege that still oppress and dictate. Joseph delivers stark home truths through the complexity and beauty of an individual’s journey.

‘I feel a responsibility as a black male to empower the younger generation as a role model and example of how dance can provide a positive, successful route. Mental health and black men’s experiences of it, is little discussed, which is why I am passionate about creating awareness to shift stigmas’

Friday 31 7.30PMJanuary
2020
2020-01-31T19:30:00Z2020-01-31T21:20:00Z

Dance

mac

Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham

B12 9QH Birmingham GB

0121 446 3232

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