Barbarian Nights by Compagnie Hervé KOUBI. Photo: Frédérique Calloch

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

The Barbarian Nights (or The First Dawns of the World)

  • 7:30pm
  • 7:30pm
  • France and Algeria
  • Cannes Dance Festival, 2013
  • Hervé Koubi
  • Maxime Bodson
  • Guillaume Gabriel with Claudine G-Delattre
  • 90 minutes
  • Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)

After Compagnie Hervé KOUBI‘s What the day owes to the night virtual performance last season, we knew we had to find a way to bring this incredible multiethnic, multitalented company to Victoria! Thirteen street dancers from Algeria, Morocco, France and Burkina Faso perform the sequel, The Barbarian Nights. With their breathtaking energy, wearing headgear inspired by Swarovski, the dancers evoke the humanity of the early ‘barbarians’ of the Mediterranean basin, whirling dark skirts and moving with stunning fluidity against a musical backdrop of Mozart, Fauré and traditional Algerian melodies.

A touch of theatrical magic!” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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