Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit is the story of an ideal pretext, that of a choreographer, Hervé Koubi, who has chosen dance to connect to his origins; Algerian origins, discovered late and that naturally evoke the famous novel by Yasmina Khadra (What the day owes the night), whose title the piece shares.
Onstage, twelve Algerian and Burkinabe dancers are therefore tasked with evoking this unknown past, between hip hop, street dance and contemporary dance. Gradually, as their long white skirts criss-cross and intermingle, unveiling the beauty of their bodies in movement, the story of Hervé Koubi is mapped out.
In fact, Ce que le jour doit à la nuit attempts with panache to establish a common geography: that of the great Mediterranean Basin.
Latest update: September 2014
In 2000 Hervé Koubi created his first project Le Golem. Since 2001 he has collaborated with Guillaume Gabriel on all of his works. He created Ménagerie (2002) and Les abbatoirs, fantasie (2004). In 2006 he worked with the musician Laetitia Sheriff for the piece 4’30”. In 2007 he reworked a ‘déambulatoire’ (ambulatory piece) originally created for the Croisette de Cannes in 1997, Les Heures Florissantes for the festival ‘Cadences d’Arcahon’ and also a piece mixing contemporary writing and gestural hip-hop: Moon Dog. In 2008 he undertook three choreographic works based around three pieces of writing: Coppélia, une fiancée aux yeux d’émail… / Les Suprêmes / Bref séjour chez les vivants. He collaborated with the author Chantal Thomas for the creation of Les Suprêmes and with the ‘notateur’ (a specialist in choreographic notation) Romain Panassie (Benesh notation) on the work Bref séjour chez les vivants. In 2009 he started on a collaboration with the Ivorian dancers of the company ‘Beliga Kopé’ for the piece entitled Un rendez-vous en Afrique, and from the year 2010 until 2013 he has accompanied a troupe of twelve Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers for a fixed course between two creations, El Din (created in 2010/2011) and Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (created in 2013).
He has also worked with film-makers for video-dance projects, such as Max Vadukul and Yoji Yamamoto for the Chic Chef in 2009, Pierre Magnol for Body concrete in 2010 and Ovoid Edges in 2012, and once again Pierre Magnol along with Michel Guimbard for Body concrete 2 in 2011, and also Stéphane Chanzalon for Une Histoire des Traces which began in 2012 and will continue until 2015.
In parallel to the creative work of the ‘Compagnie Hervé Koubi’, he is also regularly invited to various professional training centres around France (‘EPSE DANSE’ in Montpellier, the ‘Centre National de la Danse’ in Lyon, and the ‘Ecole Supériere de la Danse’ in Cannes, etc.) and abroad (the national ballet of Ecuador, the ‘Ministere de la Culture et de la Francophonie’ in the Ivory Coast, the national ballet of Yucatan in Mexico). In 2012, at the invitation of Paola Cantalupo- director of the ‘Ecole Supériere de Danse de Cannes’- he became the choreographer of the boys contemporary variation for the qualification of ‘Diplôme National Supérieur Professionnel du Danseur’. In 2012, the ‘Forum Jaques Prévert de Carros’ obtained the support of the ‘Ministere de la Culture’ (France)- DRAC PACA through the ‘Projet identité mémoire construit’ for his collaboration with the ‘Compagnie Hervé Koubi’.
Updated: September 2014
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
Hamza BENAMAR, Lazhar BERROUAG,
Nasserdine DJARRAD, Fayçal HAMLAT, Nassim HENDI, Amine Maamar KOUADRI, Riad MENDJEL, Issa SANOU, Ismail SEDDIKI, Reda TIGHREMT, Mustapha ZAHEM, Adel ZOUBA