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Compagnie Hervé Koubi

THURS-SAT | 8 PM
February 28-March 2, 2019
Newmark Theatre



"Mesmerizing... theatrical magic." -The New York Times

THE BARBARIAN NIGHTS OR THE FIRST DAWNS OF THE WORLD 

Selling out all three performances during its White Bird Uncaged debut in 2016, Compagnie Hervé Koubi returns with 13 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 devrishes with stunning fluidity , against a musical background of Wagner, Mozart, and Fauré mixed with traditional Algerian melodies.

Talking Points

– Hervé explores the idea that “our differences bring us together instead of keeping us
apart” and “the truth behind the historical stereotype of the barbarian” in The Barbarian Nights or the First Dawns of the World.
– Dancers wear masks covered in Swarovski crystals during the performance.
– Hervé Koubi also holds a diploma achieved in a Doctorate of Pharmacology/ Clinical
Biology.
– He met all of his dancers at one audition he held in 2009.

 

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Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, United States
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