The fact that the French-born choreographer Hervé Koubi only learned of his Algerian heritage as an adult is quite remarkable when you see what this discovery led too. The revelation prompted his first trip to Algiers at age of 25, where he held auditions, received 250 (mostly self-taught) dancers and selected twelve, whom he calls his “found brothers.”
Now he makes his Miami debut with a highly physical, fluid work featuring 12 French-Algerian and West African male dancers which is totally stunning. The critically acclaimed piece is an exploration and reconnection to the director‘s North African roots. Dressed in flowing white, they exude grace and masculinity amid a backdrop of imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and Islamic architecture, all to a musical score that combines Sufi song and Bach with Nubian composer Hamza El Din and the Kronos Quartet.
Saturday, Feb 10th @ 8 pm, OLYMPIA THEATER Tickets : http://mdclivearts.org/shows/cie-herve-koubi