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North American Tour : Compagnie Hervé Koubi


Cie Hervé Koubi SOL INVICTUS © Véronique Chochon

January 19 - February 5, 2024

French choreographer Hervé Koubi, previous FUSED grantee, returns to the US with three shows!

January 19, 2024 – Dallas Opera | Dallas, TX – SOL INVICTUS, including preshow talk and Q&A session with Hervé Koubi after the show

January 23, 2024 – Newman Center | Denver, CO – What the Day owes to the Night

January 23-28, 2024 – The Joyce Theater | New York, NY – SOL INVICTUS, including a post show talk on January 24

January 27, 2024 – Stewart Theater | Raleigh, NC – What the Day owes to the Night

January 30-31 2024 – Performing Arts Center – Holy Cross | Worcester, MA – What the Day owes to the Night

February 2-3, 2024 – Royal Theater | Victoria, BC, CANADA – The Barbarian Nights or the First Dawns of the World

February 5, 2024 – Port Theater | Nanaimo, BC, CANADA – What the Day owes to the Night


Named after the “invincible sun” deity, the work upholds love as the guarantor of peace, that despite fracture, communion emerges as humanity’s saving grace. The music score includes a composition by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson, with excerpts by Steve Reich and digital composer Maxime Bodson. “I want to talk about light, solidarity, and those bonds that unite us,” says Koubi. “Here, the sun and the dance will emerge victorious.”

What the Day Owes to the Night 

As the young boy, an ordinary hero from the eponymous novel by Yasmina Khadra, sent from one family to another, Hervé Koubi embarks as an explorer of his own history which crosses that of the boy’s with a big H.Twelve Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers, mostly coming from street dance, from hip-hop, have furnished the necessary effort for his long-term project, encountered and then worked to measur ciselée, with each of the interpreters, already attempted with El Din.

The Barbarian Nights or the First Dawns of the World 
“Who were these Barbarians storming in from the North, the mysterious people of the sea that were often described in the Bible, chronicles, and ancient monuments often talks about without really describing who they were or where they came from? Who were these Barbarians of the East, the Persians, Ionians and Babylonians, the Arabo-Muslims? From what unknown, forgotten, reworked, assimilated or erased History from which we have inherited?” Hervé Koubi, Working notes, January 2015

Compagnie Hervé Koubi’s website

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