Tri-C Hosts Panel
Discussion on Cultural Identity
cultural identities matter? If so, why?
The potential effect of bloodline, upbringing, gender and
orientation on individual identities will be examined during an
upcoming program at the Metropolitan Campus of
The discussion begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in
the Campus Center, located along East 30th Street
just south of Community College Avenue.
Panelists include: Hervé Koubi, director and
choreographer of the all-male French dance company Cie Hervé
Koubi; Harry Boomer, an anchor and reporter with
Cleveland 19 News; and Deborah Abbott, a genealogist and
trustee with the Ohio Genealogical Society.
The conversation will be moderated by Tri-C sociology instructor
The program is linked to the Cleveland appearance of Koubi’s
dance company, which will make its Ohio debut
at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Mimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square.
The visit is part of Tri-C’s Performing Arts season and is
co-presented with DANCECleveland.
The company will perform What
the Day Owes to the Night
piece created by Koubi about cultural identity.
It was inspired by his father’s deathbed revelation that Koubi’s
family originated in Algeria rather than France (as Koubi had
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a
program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council
and Crane Group.
Tickets to the panel discussion are free, but reservations are
required. Reserve tickets at
Seating is first come, first served.