Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Sponsored By: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


Movement of astonishing strength and beauty

French dancemaker Hervé Koubi was an adult when his father revealed that his family had originated in Algeria―leading to an artistic exploration of his newfound North African roots. What followed was an inspiring and magnetic work, What the Day Owes to the Night. For the company’s Spoleto Festival USA debut, 13 male dancers from Africa and Europe blend street forms, like capoeira, breakdancing, and martial arts, with that of modern contemporary dance to create powerful sequences punctuated with explosive feats.

Related events:
Master Class on May 25 at 11:00am
Opening-Night Fête on May 25 at 8:30pm

Special offer! Purchase an Opening-Night Fête ticket and receive a special $50 Compagnie Hervé Koubi ticket (premium seating; for Saturday performance only). Call (843) 720-1114 to take advantage of this offer.


Supported by FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.