Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

What the day owes to the night

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Compagnie Hervé Koubi © Olivier Soulie
“[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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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.

video: What the day owes to the night
What the day owes to the night
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

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