DAUGHTER, DAUGHTER – BEFORE I MET YOU

She is a shadow, she is a mirror.

This performance reaches into the most raw emotions of becoming a parent. Joseph Toonga uses an unusual and impressive blend of hip hop and contemporary dance styles to share with you his transition from life before and after his daughter was born. Whether you have experienced the highs and lows of parenthood you will leave this performance moved, questioning if you are the best version of yourself.

Prior to the performance of Daughter, Daughter, Joseph Toonga and Ricardo Da Silva will perform a short duet titled ‘It’s Between Us’. Choreographed by Joseph Toonga and Dickson Mbi, this work is about a journey of struggle and two friends finding supporting in one another.

In 2015, Joseph Toonga was the first recipient of DanceEast’s Choreographic Development Fund, enabling his continued artistic development. Joseph was commissioned to make To Be Felt, a spectacular celebration of live cello and dance which was performed at Orford Church in 2016, and as part of the Roman River Music Festival in 2017. DanceEast is proud to continue this relationship as commissioning partner of Daughter, Daughter – Before I Met You.

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