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In a highly acrobatic choreography, 12 breathtakingly talented Algerian and Burkinabe dancers soar, jump, fly and spin to sacred music from East and West.
The late discovery of his roots led French choreographer Hervé Koubi to the source of his own story: to Algeria, the country of his ancestors. Drawing inspiration from Ce que le jour doit à la nuit, a novel by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, Koubi communicates to his dancers, his “long-lost brothers,” that magical moment when what we know abstractly takes physical form.
As the dancers interweave movements drawn from hip hop, capoeïra, and African and contemporary dance to a soundtrack featuring oud player Hamza El Din, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and Sufi music, a unique world emerges where East and West are one.
A voyage of discovery, a bewitching journey!
Interview with the choreographer Hervé Koubi and dancers Fayçal Hamlat and Issa Sanou, who tell us about their experience of this creation. A Filigranes Archives production (8 minutes)
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the day owes the night) (61 minutes)
This short documentary shines the spotlight on Quebec choreographers who have enriched the contemporary dance scene with styles derived from street dance, in pure, hybrid or mixed approaches. With commentaries by Handy "MonstaPop" Yacinthe, Alexandra 'Spicey' Landé, Vladimir "7Starr" Laurore, Ismaël Mouaraki, Axelle "Ebony" Munezero, Victor Quijada, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep and Yvon Soglo alias "Crazy Smooth". A Filigranes Archives production (15 minutes).
This webcast is an initiative of Danse Danse (Montréal) in collaboration with La Rotonde (Québec).
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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
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