A dozen dancers reveal an exuberant exploration of the life stages through various tableaux...


Qudus Onikeku / The QDance Company (Lagos)  

14 – 15 May 2022 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2022Dance / performance

Street atmosphere, parties, conflicts, costumes, rhythms… Re:INCARNATION is an exuberant mirror of Lagos youth culture, deeply influenced by urban dances such as afro-beats, dancehall, hip-hop, and funky house. Dressed in vivid colours, a dozen dancers reveal an exuberant exploration of the life stages through various tableaux – from birth through death to rebirth. Finding its origins in the Yoruba philosophy, ethnic origins of Nigerian choreographer Qudus Onikeku, these cycles bring back to life the body memory and celebrate Africa’s ability to renew itself in a collective rebirth. This piece is characterised by a strong musical presence with mystical sounds but also by great silences and chants, all of which create a unique atmosphere. It invites one to follow an emotionally charged path between great joys and sorrows. A surprising piece, rich in traditions and modernity!

After the Show on Sun 15 May: Audience discussion

Workshops WS 11 + WS 12: Afro Street Style
With Qudus Onikeku
Mon 16 - Fri 20 May 2022

Workshop JT 07: The whole family dancing with Qudus
With Qudus Onikeku
Mon 16 - Fri 20 May 2022


Price info Ticket


Advance booking: 16 € / reduced 8 €
Box office: 17 € / reduced 8 €

Advance booking: 20 € / disc. 9 €
Box office: 21 € / reduced 9 €

Advance booking: 26 € / reduced 12 €
Box office: 27 € / reduced 12 €

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Advance tickets (except festival pass) are valid as a ticket for public transportation for one person for the Berlin ABC area (Berlin/Potsdam) two hours before the start of the event and until 3:00 a.m. the following day.

Access is only possible in compliance with the applicable Covid regulations



Artistic Director: Qudus Onikeku
Performers: Addy Daniel, Adila Omotosho, Angela Okolo, Bethel Wisdom, Busayo Olowu, Esther Essien, Faith Okoh, Joshua Gabriel, Patience Ebute, Sunday Ozegbe
Music: Olatunde Obajeun, Victor Ademofe
Costumes: Wack Ng
Lighting: Matthew Yusuf
Photo: Ayobami Ogungbe
Management: Isaac Lartey
Masks: Nas Magnificent, Yusuf Aina Abogunde
Production: The QDance Company - Lagos (Nigeria)
Co-production: Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou les Halles de Schaerbeek (Belgium) - Théâtre Paul Eluard - Bezons, Escales danse en Val d'Oise - Théâtre National de Bretagne
Production management France: YK Projects
The guest performance is made possible with the support of the Goethe Institut.
Many thanks to the Hans Otto Theater
Duration: approx. 90 minutes