After wowing audiences at the 2017 Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, the Compagnie Hervé Koubi returns to Quebec with its latest creation, Odyssey. Koubi’s new epic brings together two musicians, a singer and 14 performers with rich and varied Mediterranean backgrounds. In turn, they portray the figure of Ulysses, embarked on a poetic and dreamlike journey. This great choreographic wave, intense and sensual, downplays the heroic battles described by Homer to explore the cultural links, migrations, and turmoil of a sea that connects and carries lives. Backed by Natacha Atlas’s bewitching voice and Samy Bishai’s live music, Odyssey is one of the choreographer’s most ambitious works. The energy of hip hop dialogues with elements of contemporary dance to shape a powerfully modern narrative.
Photo © Véronique Chochon.
Of Algerian roots, Hervé Koubi grew up in the South of France where he studied both biology and dance at the University of Aix-en-Provence before graduating as a Pharmaceutical Doctor in 2002
His first teachers were Anne-Marie and Michèle Sanguin and Nathalie Crimi, founders of Espace 614 of Mouans Sartoux on the Côte d'Azur. After deciding to concentrate on a dancing career and graduating from the world-renowned Rosella...Read more about Hervé Koubi
Choreography Hervé Koubi assisted by Fayçal Hamlat.
Original score Natacha Atlas, Samy Bishaï, Imed Alibi.
Musicians Natacha Atlas, Samy Bishaï / Emma Welton, Imed Alibi.
Choreophraphic Artists Tomi Cinej Kobi Elahrar, Abdelghani Ferradji, Pasquale Fortunado, Vladimir Gruev, Lhastsun Le, Manon Manfrici, Nadjib Meherhera, Angèle Methagkool – Robert, Mourad Messaoud, Houssni Mijem, Ismail Oubbajaddi, Noa Sade, El Hossaini Zahid.
Artistic Advisor Bérengère Alfort.
Lighting Design Lionel Buzonie.
Set Design Guillaume Gabriel.
Set Design Construction Lionel Buzonie, Didier Flamen.
Costumes Guillaume Gabriel.