Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Genesis

Hakim Bouacha

21 > 22.10.2022
Theatre

For the first time, Hakim Bouacha is on stage alone.

H is a young homosexual of Kabyle origin born in the North of France into a Muslim family. Playing and dancing, he recounts his insulted adolescence in Roubaix; social and family pressures, attacks; his life as a young adult in Belgium; his questions, his rage, his struggles. Seizing testimonies collected in Morocco and Tunisia, Hakim Bouacha recounts what is hidden – encounters, experiences, love stories, violence – before returning to his personal experience. His departure from Roubaix, his one-night stands, romantic encounters and abuse – often by wealthy white men.

Faced with explosions of homophobia, Hakim Bouacha plays with documented autofiction to better combine individual scale and collective scale - auscultation of a society depicted as viscerally homophobic. Beyond his biography, aware of having been somehow ”spared”, what Hakim Bouacha tells us, and with him the other voices, are the defense mechanisms put in place by people persecuted because of their sexual orientation. The omnipresence of lack and infinite sadness.

Production Théâtre de Liège
Coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Copresentation Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Espace Magh

The show is presented at the Espace Magh.

Calendar

  • - 13:30

    Espace Magh

  • - 20:00

    Espace Magh

  • - 20:00

    Espace Magh

Information

Language

fr

Duration

85'

Venue

Espace Magh

Cast

Concept, direction and performance
Hakim Bouacha

Set design and dramaturgy
Zouzou Leyens

Direction & dramaturgy assistant
Sarah Brahy
Joey Elmaleh

Lighting
Olivier Arnoldy

Video Editing
Nicolas Jans

Scenic movement
Laura Bachman

Outside view
Jacqueline Bollen

Sets construction and costumes
Ateliers du Théâtre de Liège

Production
Théâtre de Liège et DC&J

Creation Co-production
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles Espace Magh et Centre culturel Mamer

With the support of
Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Inver Tax Shelter et W.M.E BV

Special thanks to
Weema Askri, Bouhdid Belaidi, Association Mawjoudin, Soufiane Hennani, Mohammed Kichini, Monia Lachheb, Wahid Ferchichi, Ali Bousselmi,  David Paternotte, Renaud Maes, Gurshad Shaheman, Rania Amdouni, Christian Saelens, Delegation Wallonie Bruxelles de Rabat, Abdellatif Nhaila, Jérôme Elglaoui, Achraf Remok, Hamza Boulaiz, Ali Zine, Marwane Fachane, Thierry Beriaux.

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