Joseph Toonga

Joseph creates unique physical choreography that incorporates narrative. He is fascinated by the rawness and precision of hip hop and how this can be fused with the shape and structure of contemporary choreography. Joseph also leads ‘Just Us Dance Theatre’, and is Director of Artists4Artists, a support network for hip hop artists.

Our relationship with Joseph has grown and developed over the last three years; Joseph has been a recipient of the Choreographic Development Fund in 2015. In 2016 we commissioned Joseph to make ‘To Be Felt’ a piece with a live cellist, specially created for a church setting. DanceEast are also extremely proud to have commissioned and present Joseph’s first full-length work Daughter, Daughter at the Jerwood DanceHouse in May.
"I'm very pleased and excited to have been given the chance to be part of the Associate Artist scheme with Dance East for the next 2 years. It is an exciting opportunity to be nurtured and challenged by the team at Dance East and will offer me a chance to really develop my choreographic voice and help build a solid foundation for the next step in my career, whilst sharing and connecting with the wider community of East Anglia."
Joseph Toonga