Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

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Thursday, February 2 at 7pm
Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
Tickets $10

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Part of the 10x10 Arts Series

Arkansas Debut!

Since 2010, choreographer Hervé Koubi has traveled alongside a troupe of Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers presenting his newest work, What the Day Owes to the Night. Set to traditional Sufi music, the piece combines martial arts, capoeira and hip-hop with the Algerian heritage and French training of the choreographer to tell the story of his own path to self-discovery. With mesmerizing fluidity and strength, the dozen strapping male dancers run briskly across the backs of one another to leap or fall or be tossed shockingly high into the air. Poetic, theatrical and astonishing, Koubi’s work will open your eyes to new worlds – both cultural and physical.
The presentation of What The Day Owes To 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.

Local musicians, Christian Davis Serrano-Torres and Sophia-Odelia Bauer play organic, rich, feel-good music from notable classical works to modern-popular songs arranged for piano and cello. Although she keeps busy as a fashion photographer and videographer and he as a member of indie rock group Rosenbridge, they both longed to tackle lush romantic works from the likes of Faure, Rachmaninov and Schumann. Hear them live at the second 10x10 after-party of the season, following the Compagnie Hervé Koubi performance.

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