Born To Protest

26th Oct 2021, 1:00pm

The Arts Centre

Tuesday 26th October 1:00pm
Just Us Dance Theatre present

This performance will take place outside the Hub near the Business School
FREE no booking required

Joseph Toonga works at the forefront of Hip Hop in the UK and internationally, and Born to Protest is the first outdoor work for his company Just Us Dance Theatre. It is part of a Hip Hop dance theatre trilogy he is creating to highlight black excellence and challenge racial stigma.

Born to Protest aims to dismantle presumptions about the black male and female figure which are based on intimidation, danger and isolation, revealing instead character traits around fragility, vulnerability and a constant battle to prove oneself.

This hypersensitivity of the black body in space is magnified by Born to Protest’s cast of seven performing en masse to a soundscape which sets up an intense energy with Hip Hop beats and voice over.

Born to Protest is a Stomping Ground commission which is an initiative of The Place, DanceEast, DanceXchange and Greenwich & Docklands International