‘Rien de plus étranger que notre corps, ses plaisirs et ses souffrances. Dans quel langage traduit-il ce que nous sentons de lui. Ou dans lequel traduisons-nous ce qu’il est?’Paul Valéry
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.
Première: 8 & 9/03/2018 – KAAP | De Werf (Bruges)