French choreographer Hervé Koubi and his company of 12 Algerian and Burkinabé dancers visit Holy Cross to present excerpts from their touring work What the day owes to the night ("Ce que le jour doit à la nuit") with Q&A, class visits, and workshops in contemporary dance, hip-hop, capoeira & African dance on March 14 & 15, 2016.
Photo credit: Didier Philispart
COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI
Excerpts from What the day owes to the night
Monday, March 14, 2016
7 pm, Hogan Campus Center Ballroom
Free and open to the public.
In conjunction with the French Program’s Semaine de la Francophonie celebrations
“Stunning fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, b-boying, modern dance and ballet.”
– The Washington Post
Stirred by a late discovery of family roots in Algeria, young French choreographer Hervé Koubi embarked on a journey, traversing the Mediterranean, to create an all-male company of twelve Algerian and Brukinabé dancers, mostly with a street dance background. Following their “astounding American debut” (The Washington Post) in 2013, Compagnie Hervé Koubi returns to the US with Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (“What the day owes to the night”) that fuses contemporary dance with martial arts, urban dance and capoeira, inspired by the eponymous novel by Yasmina Khadra. Come see excerpts from this breathtaking work and stay to enjoy an exchange and conversation with Koubi and the company members.
WATCH: Video excerpt from What the day owes the night
Interview with choreographer Hervé Koubi and excerpts from the performance (In French)