Ilyas Mettioui / Le Boréal
Thu 17.04.2025 and Fri 18.04.2025
  • 17.04.2025
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
  • 18.04.2025
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels

Meet Ilyas Mettioui: Brussels artist, Jack of all trades, occasional writer, occasional actor, director, … His work mainly focuses on new encounters and on mixing up styles and collaborations. After the well-received Ouragan, we are happy to present the diptych Écume: Knokke-le-Zoute & Hofstade, a hybrid project of travels and encounters centred around ‘fate’.

In Hofstade, theatre creator Ilyas Mettioui gathers a group of youngsters on stage. They long for independence and freedom, and look for it in a fictional setting. They dig for different versions of themselves and play around with roles that have been cast upon them by their social environment, roots, and socio-economic background. They tell the story of a refugee. What if the lake and the artificial beach turn into the Atlantic Ocean? What if they build a sailboat to brave the waves?

Is part of the selection:


MET / AVEC / WITH Benoît Gob, Abigael Kermu, Ayoub Benali, Babette Verbeek, Haby Kasse, Vasco Fiorini, Viggo Ebouele, Paloma Labru CONCEPT & REGIE / ÉCRITURE & MISE EN SCENĘ / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Ilyas Mettioui DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Zoé Janssens et Tatjana Pessoa ARTISTIEKE ASSISTENTIE / ASSISTANAT ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE Alice Valinducq CHOREOGRAFISCHE SAMENWERKING / COLLABORATION CHORÉGRAPHIQUE / CHOREOGRAFICAL COLLABORATION Lila Magnin SCENOGRAFIE / SCÈNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Aurélie Borremans KOSTUUMONTWERP / CRÉATION COSTUME / COSTUME DESIGN Rita Belova GELUIDSONTWERP / CRÉATION SONORE / SOUND DESIGN Guillaume Istace LICHTONTWERP / CRÉATION LUMIÈRE / LIGHT DESIGN Guillaume Fromentin ALGEMENE REGIE & LICHT / RÉGIE GÉNÉRALE & LUMIÈRE / GENERAL DIRECTION & LIGHT Aurélie Perret GELUIDSREGIE / RÉGIE SON / SOUND DIRECTION Sébastien Destrait PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Théâtre de Namur COPRODUCTIE / CO-PRODUCTION Le Boréal, Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre Le Rideau, Central - La Louvière, la COOP asbl & Shelter Prod ​MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF taxshelter.be, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique — Direction du Théâtre