WHAT THE DAY OWES TO THE NIGHT Compagnie Hervé Koubi
Combining strength, form and athleticism, 12 male dancers from countries lining the Mediterranean Basin form spirals in fluid patterns of Sufi whirling, breakdancing, ballet and gymnastics that seem to defy physics. Acclaimed French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi has crafted a distinct style of movement, one that fuses extraordinary athleticism and acrobatic skill with contemporary dance, physical theatre, warrior culture and capoeira. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE TUE 22 OCT 7pm WED 23 OCT 7pm DURATION 1 hr 5 mins Adult $65 Conc $59 GreenRoom $35
“A creation of poetic beauty” The New York Times
IMAGE | Nathalie Sternalski
A deeply personal exploration of human migration and different cultures at the crossroads of east and west, What the Day Owes to the Night is at once beautiful, impossible, astonishing and even dangerous. With a score mixing Bach, Sufi rhythms and Egyptian influences, the dancers’ composition unfolds like an ancient desert ritual. Performed over 300 times worldwide, this is the Australian premiere and only chance to see award-winning Hervé Koubi’s most iconic creation.
The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.