Hervé Koubi

Hervé Koubi

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 Hightower School of Dance in Cannes, Koubi gained professional experience as a dancer with the National choreographic centers of Nantes and Caen and with Thierry Smits - Compagnie Thor in Brussels. 

In 2000, Hervé Koubi created his first personal project Le Golem. Since 2001 he has collaborated with Guillaume Gabriel for all his creations. He created Menagerie and Les abattoirs, fantaisie… In 2006 he worked with musical artist Laetitia Sherrif for the creation of 4′30". In 2007, he reworked a piece created in 1997 on the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, Les Heures Florissantes (The Flowering Hours), for the Festival Cadence in Arcachon, as well as creating the contemporary and unusual work Moon Dogs — a Discovery of the movements of Hip-Hop. 

In 2008 he created three works based on three written works: Coppelia, une fiancée aux yeux d’email, The Supremes and Bref séjour chez les vivants. He collaborated with writer Chantal Thomas for the creation of The Supremes, and with Roman Panassié for the creation of Bref séjour chez les vivants. In 2009 he initiated a collaboration with Ivorian dancers from from the Beliga Kopé Company for the creation of Un rendez- vous en Afrique. 

Since 2010 he has been leading a project oriented towards the Mediterranean  El Din (2010-2011), What the day is due to the night (2013), Léa's dream (2014), Men who dance ( 2014), The barbarous nights or the first dawns of the world (2015-2016), Boys don't cry (2018), The nature of women (project for female dancers from North Africa) (2019), ODYSSEY in partnership with Natacha Atlas (2019-2020), Golden Age (2022).   

He also collaborated with videographers on their video dance projects: Max Vadukul for Yoji Yamamato’s Chic Chef, Pierre Magnol for Body Concrete, and Ovoid Edges, Pierre Magnol et Michel Guimbard for Body Concrete 2, and Sonia Paramo / Les films figures libres for a documentary Hervé KOUBI, l'inattendu sur tous les fronts (2018).  

He is Associate Choreographer at the Pole National Supérieur de Danse since 2014 and at the Conservatoire de Danse de Brive-la-Gaillarde since 2015. 

In July 2015, choreographer Hervé Koubi was awarded the French medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. 

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