Saturday, July 29, 2017 8 p.m. | BIG TOP
Born in France and belatedly discovering his true origins and those of his parents, Algerians from birth, Hervé Koubi chororegraphed Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the Day Owes to the Night), a fascinating recounting of his quest for identity. This highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers (his“long-lost brothers”) combines gymnastics, martial arts, b-boying,- modern dance and ballet with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and the stone filigree of Islamic architecture. A compelling and enthralling exploration of his roots.
North American representation: Bernard Schmidt Productions, Inc.