From22/01 on27/01/2023 Salle de l’Œil vert

Salim Djaferi

When he visited Algiers in 2018, actor Salim Djaferi toured book shops there in search of books about the Algerian War. Surprisingly, he was unable to find anything. He was eventually told that books about this subject are categorised as being about ‘Revolution’. A war for some people and a revolution for others: are two different words used to define the same historical event on either side of the Mediterranean? The actor was concerned and eager to understand, so he questions witnesses and family members, consults books and archival documents, collects stories, listens to anecdotes, lists words used to tell them, analyses semantics and the ideology that is conveyed. This powerful story is the second production by the actor and mixes reporting, personal storytelling and historical investigation. He opts for a pared-back approach, a performance with a comedic undertone and symbolism that contrasts with the violence of the facts that are recounted through the distance he creates. Through his phonetic and linguistic investigation, Salim Djaferi retraces Franco-Algerian history and, in doing so, remedies its unfair absence from our history books.

Bord de scène à l’issue du spectacle le mercredi 25

Conception et interprétation Salim Djaferi

Collaborateur artistique Clément Papachristou

Regard dramaturgique Adeline Rosenstein

Aide à l’écriture Marie Alié et Nourredine Ezzaraf

Écriture plateau Delphine De Baere

Scénographie Justine Bougerol et Silvio Palomo

Création lumière et régie générale Laurie Fouvet

Développement, production, diffusion Habemus papam, Cora-Line Lefèvre et Julien Sigard

Création Salim Djaferi

Coproduction Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Le Rideau de Bruxelles, l’Ancre – Théâtre Royal de Charleroi

Soutien Bourses d’écriture Claude Étienne et la SACD, la Chaufferie-Acte1, La Bellone-Maison du Spectacle, Théâtre des Doms, Théâtre Episcène et Zoo Théâtre

Avec l’aide de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles

Merci à Aristide Bianchi, Camille Louis, Kristof van Hoorde et Yan-Gael Amghar



  • 14:00 dimanche 22 janvier
  • 20:00 mardi 24 janvier
  • 19:00 mercredi 25 janvier
  • 20:00 vendredi 27 janvier
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