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TOBAN explores the idea that you can always be who you want to be, but that outside forces can limit and shape this pursuit. As the legendary James Baldwin powerfully put it: “You have to choose who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.”

TOBAN started as an in-depth investigation of the personal stories of Mohamed, the performers and all the young people who participated in the HIDDEN project. These stories, collected during exchanges between Groningen and Katlehong in South Africa, provide the emotional fuel for TOBAN: “Through dance we want the audience to experience the emotional layers of inequality of opportunity, share insights that are difficult to convey with words and create a greater creating awareness for our own position and that of others,” says Mohamed.

This performance is an artistic search for connection and understanding, rooted in extensive research and personal stories. A talented cast of six dancers - three from the Netherlands and three from South Africa - brings these stories to life on stage. TOBAN invites you to participate in an intimate exploration of what it means not to belong to the dominant group. Discover resonances that occur when confronted with inequality and feel its impact on today's lives and tomorrow's generations.

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Fri 17 Jan 20:15 Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg Buy tickets

Friday 17 January

From € 10,00 tot € 17,00
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg -  Schouwburgplein 25, Centrum
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