“What The Day Owes to the Night”
by Hervé Koubi
ArtPower at UC San Diego will present “What The Day Owes to the Night” by Hervé Koubi and his dancers in January 2018, a debut in San Diego for the company while it has been touring the United States in 2016 with public and critical acclaim. The stop in San Diego is part of a larger tour in development that will include New York and others cities in the United States.
Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, MA
by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap
Celebrity Series of Boston will present “The Roots” by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap in January 2018. “The Roots” is a 90 minute elegiac hip hop work for eleven dancers While the company has already been presented in New York, the performance at the Boch Center Shubert Theater, Boston will be a unique opportunity for Boston audiences to encounter the leading French hip hop company Accrorap.
Kader Attou is also the director of the Choreographic National Center in La Rochelle. For the past 20 years, he has developed a specific dance language from different aesthetics – hip hop, Indian Kathak, contemporary dance – building bridges and creating dialogues beyond and through difference. The stop in Boston is part of a larger tour in development that will include New York, Cleveland and others cities in the United States.
by Compagnie Kägif – Mourad Merkouzi
Choregus Production will present “Pixel” by Compagnie Käfig – Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the digital artists Adrien M/Claire B, as part of the third annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival (July 27 –August, 2018), an opportunity for regional audiences to see artists from France never seen in Tulsa, OK.
“Pixel” is created for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment combining poetry and physical achievements through dance.
Tour of “Corbeaux”
by Bouchra Ouizguen, Compagnie O
Four contemporary arts centers partnered to bring the performance “Corbeaux” by the French-Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen in fall 2017: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and French Institute Alliance Francaise, New York.
Occuring in public spaces, “Corbeaux” is an intimate, up-close performance of rare intensity interpreted by a group of twenty women. The cast will be composed with dancers from the Compagnie O and local performers. Through “Corbeaux”, Bouchra Ouizguen continues her exploration of society, arts and folk traditions from her home country.
by Germana Civera
Core Dance, based in Atlanta, has commissioned he choreographer Germana Civera to develop a new work entitled “human landscape” with an original score of Didier Aschour, director of the GMEA (Centre de creation musicale) in Albi, France. “Human Landscape” will premiere at B Complex Artists, as part of the annual festival France-Altanta. It will then travel to Houston, Texas. Germana Civera, based in Montpellier, France, is an artist-choreographer of multiple background, working on the question of body, dance and its representation for over twenty years.