Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

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Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Olivier Soulie

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Didier Philispart

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Sylvain Marchou

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Didier Philispart

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Ahmad Daghlas

NAC Presentation

Twelve men stand in a line. Their bodies are sculpted, draped in flowing white fabric. Suddenly, they explode into movement – athletic, muscular, untutored. Freewheeling energy erupts across the stage in broad, physical gestures, gravity-defying leaps, and powerful gymnastic shapes.

These 12 street and hip hop dancers, 11 Algerian and one Burkinabe, breathe dynamic life into French/Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi’s compelling quest for identity. With touchingly tender interdependence, Koubi’s “brothers” weave threads in a complex dance tapestry that celebrates the ties that connect us all.

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Co-producers: Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin – National Choreographic Centre / Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – Centre Chorégraphique National, Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne – Compagnie Käfig, Palais des congrès de Loudéac, Vitré Cultural Centre / Centre culturel de Vitré, Ballet Preljocaj – National Choreographic Center of Aix-en-Provence / Centre Chorégraphique National d’Aix-en-Provence, Malandain Ballet Biarritz – National Choreographic Centre / Centre Chorégaphique National.

“[The company’s] technical expertise, poetry and expressive power owe as much to choreographic inspiration as to the quality of the dancers themselves.”
A H, La Marseillaise


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