Astounding French Dance from the Streets of Algeria
Internationally renowned dance company, Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, debuts their critically acclaimed work “What the Day Owes to the Night” (Ce que le jour doit à la nuit) at the Rialto. Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé KOUBI believed he was of French heritage until he was 25, when his father suddenly revealed his Algerian roots. “What the Day Owes to the Night” is the result of his ensuing journey to his parents’ homeland, where he recruited artists who had never been to dance school, but performed hip-hop and capoeira, backflips and head spins, on Algeria’s streets and beaches. In a beautifully fluid piece of inspired choreography that combines urban and contemporary dance movement, capoeira, and martial arts with powerful imagery, KOUBI’s French-Algerian West-African all-male dance troupe presents a jaw-dropping performance packed with emotional intensity.
Come early for the Compagnie Hervé KOUBE Pre-Show Talk at 7 p.m. Bernard Schmidt, founder of the Bernard Schmidt Productions and agent for Compagnie Hervé KOUBI will talk with the Rialto Center Director, Leslie Gordon, about his experience as a dance agent and his relationship with the company.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Rialto Center for the Arts @ 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA