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Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
What the Day Owes to the Night

Saturday, January 27
7:30pm in Stewart Theatre

$35-$40 | $10 NC State Students | $20 Faculty/Staff

This performance is SOLD OUT. We may have a limited number of tickets available at the box office on the night of the concert. The box office in Talley Student Union will be open one hour before showtime for cashless sales (tickets subject to availability).

IMPORTANT: Always purchase your tickets through our website or box office. Tickets obtained from unauthorized online sources may be stolen, counterfeit and/or extremely overpriced.

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Cie Hervé KOUBI wows with physical feats, energy and also stillness…Never have I witnessed an audience so committed to giving dancers their deserved moment of praise.

The Post & Courier

About the Event

Be prepared for your jaw to drop (and your heartbeats to synchronize). In this highly physical, stunningly fluid work, 14 all-male virtuoso urban street performers from Algeria, Morocco and the Mediterranean basin defy gravity. With a rich movement vocabulary combining capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance, Compagnie Hervé KOUBI deftly marries strength with vulnerability.

Powerful imagery evocative of stone filigree of Islamic architecture combines with Sufi sounds recorded by the Kronos Quartet, music by Hamza El Din from Egypt and excerpts of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passion. An interdisciplinarian after our Wolfpack hearts, Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi grew up in France where he studied biology and dance at the University of Aix-en-Provence, graduating as a pharmaceutical doctor in 2002. He was pulled toward dance and since the 2010s his company has been touring internationally to rave reviews and packed houses.


Before Compagnie Hervé KOUBI heats up the stage, join us in NC State’s 1887 Bistro for an elegant three-course prix fixe meal inspired by the cuisine of Morocco. Dinner is $45.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer. Doors open at 5:00pm. Reservations required.

The pre-show dinner before Compagnie Hervé KOUBI’s performance is SOLD OUT.

dinners sharing a meal in 1887 bistro
Faculty, students and staff enjoy lunch at the 1887 bistro at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

It Takes a Village

NC State LIVE is supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.