Biography of a Body
The cadence of galloping
Gallop. Biography of a Body tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body. It is a chronically ill body that has reached a turning point after forty years, and often seems to have a life of its own. Its service fails and resistance loses.
Dolores Bouckaert researches the complex and ambiguous relationship between her body and spirit, in which an irrepressible desire to move often conflicts with reality. Dolores Bouckaert’s co-star in this solo is – via film and audio – a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another’s opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse’s gallop coincides with the rhythm of her heartbeat.
• Dolores Bouckaert is an actress, visual artist, author and director who always seeks to foster intimacy onstage. She previously presented Deceptive Bodies at the Kaaitheater, in cooperation with Charlotte Vanden Eynde. Her work balances between fiction and reality, while her body is her most important instrument.
concept Dolores Bouckaert | performance Dolores Bouckaert | artistic advise Marc Vanrunxt | composer Rodrigo Fuentealba, Micha Volders, Benjamin Glorieux | sound Kwinten van Laethem | light design, live media & technical support Kurt Vandendriessche | text Bernard Van Eeghem | camera Grimm Vandekerckhove | editing Tom Denoyette | costume Sofie Durnez, Jivan van der Ende, Wim Muyllaert, Andrea Kränzlin | set designer Guy Châtel | photography Kris Dewitte | production Hiros | co-production KAAP, Kunst/Werk | in collaboration with Kaaitheater, CAMPO, WP Zimmer, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Vooruit | with the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap | thanks to Tanguy Eeckhout, Dirk Pauwels, Lieven van Hulle, de Dierenkliniek Universiteit Gent, Laurence Lefère, De Snuffel, Compaan, Mutoh, ChromaLuxe, Ineke Nijssen, Barbara Raes, Ingrid Castelein, Simon Van Hooland, Margot Leyers, Dirk Castelein, Maya Wilsens, Kasper Vandenberghe, Bernard Van Eeghem, Charlotte Bouckaert, Charlotte Van den Eynde, Hans Bryssinck, Simon Neels, Benny Vandendriessche