Dance performance exploring the pull towards Europe
In Wolof, Toxu means to relocate or move house. Countless young people cross deserts and seas, all in pursuit of the same goal: a better life, or as they say in Senegal “Barça walla barsakh”, Barcelona or death. Around the world, goods and people, values and cultures, ideas and dreams are in flux. The young people of Africa want a slice of the good life too. But what can they expect when they arrive in Europe, if they even manage to get there? Who is responsible for this exodus and for every person who does not survive the journey? Through the medium of dance and documentary research, three young dancers from Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explore the desperate longing for a life in Europe that haunts their generation.
Choreography Momar Ndiaye With Cheickh A. Bamba Diagne, Michel Kiyombo, Momar Ndiaye Music mix Momar Ndiaye Costumes Mame Cheikh Dabo Light Jaffet Yafaly Elongo Coproduction Pamoja (an ACP-UE programme funded by the European Union and directed by Studios Kabako) and Association 1er Temps, Institut français - Biennale Danse l’Afrique Danse - Afrique et Caraïbes en créations with support from the Ambassade de France au Sénégal Production Belluard Bollwerk International
Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the FORTRESS EUROPE call for projects
With the support of Fonds culturel Sud, Oertli-Stiftung