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Sep 09 2023 18:30

Teatro Zandonai, Rovereto

Sol Invictus

Hervé Koubi | Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

National premier

The universe is not bothered about our lives. Morning turns to evening, seasons incessantly change. We, meanwhile, live in indifference.

How do we make sense of our existence? How do you play with the dizziness caused by this sense of emptiness? Hervé Koubi knows the answer: you dance. Better if with other people. Better still if these people are different from us and the encounter, in the movement, becomes a melting pot.

The French Algerian choreographer arrives at Oriente Occidente with his new work: Sol Invictus, a generous piece full of vital energy, performed by 17 dancers on stage who come from Europe, Brazil, Asia, North Africa and the United States. It crosses language and cultural boundaries - as well as those of classical codes, of urban dance and acrobatics - and offers a way out.

Having grown up in an atmosphere of silence, Koubi formed his company as a forum to raise questions. It is an outlet, he says, "to share with the public the issues that touch me".

- Sarah L. Kaufmann, The Washington Post


Space accessible to people with physical disabilities.
Family-friendly show.
Accessible to people who are deaf.

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Sol Invictus

Choreography Hervé Koubi
Choreography assistant Fayçal Hamlat
Musical creation Mikael Karlsson, Maxime Bodson, Ludwig van Beethoven, Steve Reich
Musical arrangements Guillaume Gabriel
Performer Ilnur Bashirov, Francesca Bazzucchi, Badr Benr Guibi, Joy Isabella Brown, Denis Chernykh, Samuel Da Silveira Lima, Youssef El Kanfoudi, Mauricio Farias da Silva, Abdelghani Ferradji, Elder Matheus Freitas Fernandes Oliveira, Hsuan-Hung Hsu, Pavel Krupa, Ismail Oubbajaddi, Ediomar Pinheiro de Queiroz, Allan Sobral Dos Santos, Anderson Vitor Santos, Karn Steiner
Light Lionel Buzonie
Costumes Guilaume Gabriel
Artistic advisor Bérengère Alfort, Odile Cougoule
Production Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
Coproduction Ballets de Monté-Carlo – direction Jean-Christophe Maillot, Le GRRRANIT – Scène Nationale de Belfort, L’Empreint – Scène Nationale Brive-Tulle, La Barcarolle – Scène conventionnée de Saint-Omer, Théâtre de Grasse – Scène conventionneée, Centre Chorégraphique Nation de Biarritz – Thierry Malandain, BCMO Pole choréggraphique de Calais
Supported by L’Esplanade du Lac de Divonne-les bains, Conservatoire de Calais, Le Channel Scène Nationale de Calais

Duration 60'

With the support of Nuovi Mecenati - Franco Italian Foundation for Contemporary Creation.