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Ce que le jour doit à la nuit

«In 2009, Hervé Koubi organised an audition in Algeria for the début of a work which has now finished with the ...

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El Din

«Like an Orientalist from the nineteenth century who has come to Algeria to give life to his dreams of the Orient, ...

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Un rendez-vous en Afrique

“We had never met before yet we decided to get together in Yopougon, on the Ivory Coast. We have each given and ...

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Bref séjour chez les vivants

A flower, an explosion of life. Even though I am there contemplating it, fascinated by such beauty, I am unable to seize this moment, ...

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Les Suprêmes

An improbable night club…some gestures, a lot of light, some smoke…then some glances and ...

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Coppélia, une fiancée aux yeux d’émail...

Dress our Leather Coppélia. Look at Coppélia with the eyes of a big child, when this puppet will be ‘mistress’ of the game ...

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Moon dogs

A meeting, and then another…
…and again another.
A trial, for a little dance…

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Les Heures Florissantes

A choreographic work by Hervé KOUBI in partnership with the dancers of ‘Cannes Jeune Ballet of ...

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4’30’’, the beat of a song…
…none of it exists, it only takes place in my mind, ...

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An idea of a fantasy of the ordinary, of the neccesity to dance and of the energy transported by traditional ...

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Le Golem

“You’d like to hear the story of the golem, would’nt you? I must tell you straight off that I liked it a lot. And I was’nt the only one. We all liked it ...

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Les abattoirs, fantaise...

A piece for 8 dancers

Five years ago I fell in love with the traditional music from the centre of France, which was previously totally unknown to me, and I would never have imagined to what point they would cause me to question myself. Through Les abattoirs, fantasie…& I would like to share a sensitive but critical view on what touches me and on the elements which have inspired and constructed me.

Courtly dance, night clubs and rave parties, village dances and video clips are amongst many types of presentation – ‘clichées’ or exagerations – from a society which likes to dance in public.

Meanwhile I ask myself endlessly what could be hidden behind the apparent reality of these images which we sometimes form into strange phenomenon. The sense of life raised through dance has always moved the masses, persuaded that they hold onto a universal fashion. However, beyond catagorised genres, people dance to traditional music as they dance to electronic music and they tirelessly continue because ‘living’ has eternally rhymed with ‘dance’.

Les abattoirs, fantasie…& is perhaps only a show which has a single aim of creating the urge to dance but the abattoirs are my own fantasy, and it is up to you to make your own…



  • Choreography: Hervé KOUBI
    Choreographic Assistant: Guillaume Gabriel
    Assistant Producer: David Gauchard
    Dancers: Aline Courivaud-Jaulin, Olivier Durif, Guillaume Gabriel, Grégory Jolivet, Mamajung Kim, Jean Malbernard, Guillaume Marie, Thomas Regnier, Rolando Rocha, Laurent Rousseau
    Voice: Isabelle Machado
    Lighting: Claire Debar

Legal notices:

  • Production: Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, Ville de Cannes Direction des Affaires Culturelles – Made in Cannes, Ville de Brive-la-Gaillarde Saison culturelle
    Coproduction: Ballet National de Marseille Centre Chorégraphique National / Ballet Biarritz Centre Chorégraphique National / Ecole Nationale de Musique, de Danse et d’Art Dramatique de Brive-la-Gaillarde / Sémaphore de Cébazat Scène conventionnée / Théâtre du Puy-en-Velay

    Thanks to: The work L’Album Auvergnat commande de l’ADDMD 63 – has worked as a laboratory and prefigured Les abattoirs, fantaisie… Thanks to the artistic team of l’Album Auvergnat and thanks to Delphine Perrin and Yvan Karvaix for their support and confidence.


  • La compagnie Hervé KOUBI is subsidised by: la DRAC Limousin, le Conseil Régional Limousin, le Conseil Général de la Corrèze, le Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes, la Ville de Brive-la-Gaillarde, la Ville de Cannes et la SPEDIDAM.
    La compagnie Hervé KOUBI receives sponsorship from l’Imprimerie Fabrègue and the Atelier des Tulipiers in Saint-Yrieix-La-Perche


  • 18 November 2004: Théâtre du Puy en Velay
    19 November 2004: Théâtre du Puy en Velay
    26 November 2004: Théâtre de Brive la Gaillarde
    30 November 2004: Sémaphore de Cébazat Scène conventionnée
    1 December 2004: Sémaphore de Cébazat Scène conventionnée
    10 December 2004: Théâtre la licorne Festival Made in Cannes
    14 January 2005: Espace Coevrons à Evrons
    15: February 2005: Espace Agora à Boulazac
    21 February 2005: Théâtre Gréco de Carros
    22 February 2005: Théâtre Gréco de Carros
    26 March 2005: Salle Culturelle de Marvejols
    8 April 2005: Centre culturel Margerit d’Isle
    20 May 2005: Centre culturel de Bergerac
    27 May 2005: Centre culturel de Sarlat
    28 May 2005: Festival détours de Gaillac
    25: June 2005: Théâtre d’Aurillac

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