A play about the desire for better circumstances, hope for change and distorted as well as disappointed expectations.

Mbeuk Mi Wossi

Idolboyz (Thiès/Senegal)  

09 – 10 Jun 2023 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2023Dance / performance

A boat, two young men, the sea – Mbeuk Mi Wossi (No to Emigration) is both a performance and a research work on the subject of migration on the Senegalese coast. Based on interviews they conducted with people either about to cross to Europe or who had already attempted it and had to turn back, the two hip hop dancers tell the fictional story of a young Senegalese man. The desire for better living conditions, hope for change, and distorted as well as disappointed expectations are the themes addressed in this piece. With an excerpt of the piece, the two artists won the Sunu Talents Prize of the Goethe Institute in Senegal in 2022.

Afterwards on both days: talk with the artists


Price info Ticket

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

Double ticket with Every Minute Motherland:

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

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.



Concept and dance: Ibrahima Ndiaye and Aly Johnson
Outside eye: Fatoumata Cissé, Hardo Ka, Andréa Ouamba
Many thanks to the T-Werk
Duration: 45 minutes