Joseph Toonga creates the kind of art that put change into motion and empowers the next generation of dancers. – Katie Hagan, Dance Art Journal
This Masterclass will explore how Joseph works with dancers from different specialisms to create a unique movement language that seamlessly combines Hip Hop with contemporary. Participants will gain insight into how Joseph uses his artistic practice to connect to an array of social contexts.
Experience Joseph’s intense, high impact warmup using Popping, Krump and Contemporary like you’ve never used them before. You will then be led through a series of artistic tasks, working on freestyle techniques to create original movement inspired by Hip Hop foundations. Joseph will share his methods of how to share and create a narrative through choreography, digging into your own personal archive as stimuli.
To continue the learning, participants will be offered the chance to apply to take part in DX’s first Remote Residency – a paid opportunity to test ideas and receive support from the DanceXchange Artist Development team.
Open to Attendees of Joseph Toonga’s Masterclass on 30/10/2020 will have the opportunity to apply for DX’s first Remote Residency.
This exclusive Remote Residency is an opportunity for artists to carve out time to think, research, and test ideas from their own home, to build on the learning taken from Joseph’s Masterclass.
What’s on offer:
- £500 fee (for up to five days’ work)
- 1hr mentoring session with Joseph Toonga (via Zoom)
- 1hr mentoring session with DX Artist Support Team (via Zoom)
Full details will be sent to Masterclass attendees in due course.
DanceXchange has a limited number of Bursaries to offer. If you would like to apply please complete the Masterclass Bursary Application Form. The application deadline is Thursday 29 October at 12 noon.