DancePerformanceSchoolsWorkshopsBorn to Exist: The Women I Know

Joseph Toonga Presents

Born to Exist: The Women I Know


Wednesday 22 March 2023

1:30pm Schools, colleges and Universities

7:30pm Open to all

Joseph Toonga brings to Walsall Arena & Arts Centre his muscular hip hop dance theatre with, Born To Exist: The Women I Know which champions the powerful force of the women who have shaped his life.

Combining research and experience, Joseph and the cast manifest what it means to be a human and show it in all it’s ugliness, beauty, contradictions and complexity. Born To Exist: The Women I Know invites change and a sense of overcoming the stigmas society holds towards ethnic minorities.

This work brings together a powerhouse of creatives, lighting design by Simisola Majekodunmi, an original score from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and dramaturg Peggy Olislaegers and provides a platform for ultimate activism.

Drawn from personal experience and stories from the all-female cast expect an honest and uplifting performance with inspirational movement asserting the claim, to unapologetically exist.

Age recommendation: 11+

To book your tickets for just £6.00 call Walsall Arena & Arts Centre Box Office on: 0300 555 2898 (Open Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm)

Or Book Online 24 hours a day

For every 10 tickets purchased get 1 FREE

Group Bookings for 10 tickets or more tickets can be purchased by emailing


Participation Options

One Day workshop – for One Class | £250

The cost includes one day of workshops at your school/college for one class of up to 30 students between Monday 13 – Thursday 17 March. Plus, tickets for students and staff to see either the 1.30pm matinee or 7.30pm evening performance of Born to Exist on Wednesday 22 March 2023.

One Day workshop – for Two Classes | £350

Alternatively you can book a day of two workshops at your school for two classes of up to 30 per class/ We’re offering a day with a morning and afternoon workshops between Monday 13 – Thursday 17 March. Plus, tickets for up to 60 students and staff members to see Born to Exist.

To find out more about and to book your workshop please email Maggie:

BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG