Thu. Nov. 12 • Available 5pm
Fri. Nov. 13 • All Day
Sat. Nov. 14 • All Day
Sun. Nov. 15 • Ends 5pm
“Like a 19th century orientalist who came to Algeria to bring his Eastern dreams to life, I would like to bring to life my dreams of a child born in France who only discovered his true origins later on.” – HERVÉ KOUBI
France-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 13 French-Algerian and African dancers. Choreographer Hervé Koubi was inspired by his father’s deathbed revelation that Koubi’s family originated in Algeria, rather than in France as Koubi had believed. Exploring the artist’s newfound roots, this spellbinding work combines capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts), hip hop, and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings—depictions of the Eastern world by European artists—and Islamic architecture. Though thrillingly kinetic, what lingers about the piece is the transcendence of a journey home.
“This company not only exhibits artistic excellence but also cultural relevance!” TITAS DALLAS
Everything you need to know to access your virtual home season Vimeo presentation and all the extras.
Download the program notes for complete casting, synopsis, company insights and more.
Dr. Allana Lindgren speaks with Artistic Director Hervé Koubi.
Saturday, November 14 at 5 pm
Join Dance Victoria’s Executive Producer Stephen White, dance presenters Mirna Zagar (The Dance Centre) and Brian Webb (Brian Webb Dance Company) and Victoria’s own dance goddess Lynda Raino for an informative discussion about What the dance owes to the night.
Watch a recorded message from our Home Season Sponsor DermaSpa.
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