In a lyrical, explosive marriage of traditional Sufi dance and contemporary hip-hop, French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi, trained both as a medical doctor and dancer, presents What the Day Owes to the Night. Performed primarily by dancers from North Africa with street dance backgrounds, the work traces Koubi’s discovery of his Algerian roots through his experience coming of age in contemporary France. With gravity-defying athleticism and mesmerizing grace, the cast of performers weave together a striking of the complex ties that bind us.
Post-performance Q&A hosted by Rashida K. Braggs, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Comparative Literature, Faculty Fellow of the Davis Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The CenterSeries performances are made possible by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.
Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.