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Hervé Koubi US Tour in Feb-March

Compagnie Hervé Koubi returns to the United States with thirteen male street dancers from Algeria and Morocco to perform Koubi’s newest work The Barbarian Nights or The First Dawns of the World. With their virile sensuality and breathtaking energy, wearing headgear design inspired by Swarovski, the dancers evoke the humanity of the early “barbarians” of the Mediterranean basin, whirling their dark skirts and moving like dervishes with stunning fluidity , against a musical background of Wagner, Mozart, and Fauré mixed with traditional Algerian melodies.

"What I seek is not a rehabilitation of History towards these peoples but to bring a more sensitive light, filled with humanity and try to make these Barbarians loved, these Barbarians who are also our ancestors in some ways." Hervé Koubi, January 2015.

Hervé Koubi was born in the south of France, and studied dance at the Rosella Hightower school of Dance in Cannes. In 2000, he founded his company when he staged Le Golem. Since then, he has collaborated with a number of talented artists, including Guillaume Gabriel, musician Laetitia Sheriff and filmmakers Max Vadukul and Yoji Yamamoto, among others.

It will the 12th tour by Compagnie Hervé Koubi in the United States.

The Barbarian Nights or The First Dawns of the World is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


Feb 22 - 23, 2019 | Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2019 | Portland'5 Centers for the Arts 

Mar 5, 2019 | Tulsa Performing Arts