Yebo Yes!

Afia (Schweden/Südafrika)  

24 – 25 May 2024 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2024Dance / performance

Fast-paced sequences, rhythmic movements, and precise group choreographies characterise the South African dance isiPantsula, which is simultaneously marked by virtuosity and a spirit of resistance. The subculture Pantsula emerged in the Sophiatown district of Johannesburg during the violent expulsion of Blacks during Apartheid. It became a shared expression and identity that unified the 11 ethnic groups of the country. The dance style isiPantsula evolved from traditional dances and theatrical gestures of daily life and was used as a means of communication during demonstrations. In Yebo Yes!, the dancers blend isiPantsula with freestyle and club culture in an homage to the expressive power of this dance – an electrifying group dynamic and a strong community that never seems to end.

Afterwards on Sat 25 May: talk with the artists

On Fri 24. May, 22:30: Concert Dj Shuwana at fabrikclub (Entrance free of charge)
On Sat 25. May, 22:00: Concert Lua Preta at fabrikclub (Entrance free of charge)


Price info Ticket

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

Double ticket with Nawa on Fr 24 May: 
Double ticket with Dance is not for us on Sa 25 May: 
Advance booking: 26 € / reduced 13 €
Box office: 27 € / reduced 13 €

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.



Artistic leaders: Joanna Holewa Chrona and Theresa Gustavsson 
IsiPantsula choreographer: Sibusiso Mthembu 
Co-creating dancers: Sibusiso Mthembu, Patricia Mofokeng, David Mokale, Theresa Gustavsson,
Joanna Holewa Chrona 
Music: Yared Tilahun Cederlund 
Vocals: Ntsika Fana Xganga 
Costume: Victoria Denise Tcha 
Light: Erik Wiedersheim-Paul 
Producer: AFIA 
Co-producer: Norrlandsoperan, Dansnät Sverige, Dansens Hus 
With support from: Konstnärsnämnden, Vusi Art project, Riksteatern, Kulturrådet 
Internet: www.afia.se
Duration: 60 Minuten