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Compagnie Hervé Koubi Residency Project

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Workshops and Presentation   (see Fine Arts Center webpage)
Oct. 1-3,  Totman Dance Studio 202 (upstairs), UMass Amherst

During their three-day residency, members of Compagnie Hervé Koubi will present an  “Informance” (a dance excerpt from What the Day Owes to the Night followed by an audience Q & A with the artists) on October 2 at 7 p.m., as well as masterclasses in contemporary dance (October 1, 6:30 p.m.), traditional African dance (October 3, 10 a.m.), and hip hop (October 3, 6:30 p.m.). 

Admission is free for all events but reservations are required. To reserve a seat for the Monday, October 2, 7 p.m. Informance, please call the Fine Arts Center Box Office at 413-545-2511. Reservations will be held at the venue until 6:45 p.m. Any reservations not claimed will be released at the door.

The October 1 and October 3, 10 a.m. masterclasses are now full, but limited space remains for the October 3, 6:30 p.m. hip hop class. Interested students should contact Cathy Maclutsky, Dance Program Coordinator, at cmaclutsky@dance.umass.edu for space availability.

Expand the Experience: The UMass Blue Wall Food Court and Baby Berk Food Truck will be serving North African cuisine all day with a special stop by Baby Berk outside the venue starting at 6 p.m.

Hervé Koubi is a rising star on the international dance scene. His company combines contemporary and urban dance movements, capoeira, and martial arts with powerful imagery and inspired choreography, giving audiences the feeling that they are not bound by gravity. The Washington Post described their performances as “a stunning fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, b-boying, modern dance and ballet.”

Co-hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music & Dance and the Fine Arts Center’s Asian Arts & Culture Program.