French-Algerian Dance Troupe Compagnie Hervé Koubi Performs at Holy Cross


Compagnie Hervé Koubi, of Algerian and French background, performs excerpts from their touring work “Ce que le jour doit à la nuit” (“What the day owes the night”) in the Hogan Ballroom. Following their astounding American debut in 2013, the all-male Compagnie Hervé Koubi recently returned to the U.S. for performances fusing contemporary dance with martial arts, urban dance and capoeira.

Following the performance, choreographer Hervé Koubi and dancers held a question-and-answer session, moderated by Thibaut Schilt, associate professor of modern languages and literatures at the College. Koubi explained how, stirred by a late discovery of family roots in Algeria, he embarked on a journey across the Mediterranean in 2009 and formed the company of 12 Algerian and Brukinabé dancers.

Photography by Chris Christo

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