Professional Class with Joseph Toonga

Spring 2018


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Professional Class 

All professional classes at The Place are intended for high-level dancers only. These classes offer professional dancers an opportunity to maintain their skills and abilities, network with other professionals and even maybe find new projects to work on.

If you are an amateur dancer, there are lots of other opportunities for you to engage with. Browse our adult classes programme for more information.

These classes require professional standards from participants and early arrival is required for warm up.

About this class

Joseph Toonga’s class looks at tension within the body alongside isolation and intention with movements. The class is fast paced and physically challenging and explores the rawness, compactness and precision of hip-hop (popping) to harness the essence of the style to further investigate it  in a contemporary context. 

The class will also include learning repertoire from Joseph’s latest full length work, currently touring Daughter, Daughter – Before I met you.

About Joseph Toonga

Joseph Toonga originates from Cameroon but was raised in East London.

Through Just Us Dance Theatre Joseph has established two mentoring programmes (Let’s Shine Mentorship and New&Notable) to support and provide the tools and opportunities for young emerging Hip-Hop dance theatre artists to achieve their goals.

Commissions include:

  • German National Youth Ballet
  • Richard Alston Dance Company
  • Edge Postgraduate Company
  • Middlesex University
  • Britten Dances commission for Aldeburgh music
  • Codarts School
  • ‘Intoto’ (London Studio Centre)

He has also won festivals in both the EU and USA and has also performed in Italy, France, Holland, USA, Canary Islands and around the UK.

Times: 9-10.30am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Professional

This event is part of Professional Classes Spring 2018

Professional Classes - Spring 2018

Join us every morning for a programme of classes aimed at professional dance artists.