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Hervé Koubi

Apr 13Apr 15

Performance Dates

  • Thu Apr 13 2017 8:00 PM
  • Fri Apr 14 2017 8:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 15 2017 8:00 PM


French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi is recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers. His company makes its Seattle debut with What the Day Owes to the Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and the stone filigree of Islamic architecture.

“A stunning fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, b-boying, modern dance and ballet. Add traditional Sufi music, haze and atmospheric lighting, and what Koubi has created looks deceptively like an ancient desert ritual.” —The Washington Post

The presentation of What the Day Owes the Night was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.