20-03-2018 - Theatre - Dolores Bouckaert: Gallop


20 Mar 2018

Kaaistudio's, O.L.V. Vaakstraat 81, 1000 Brussels

Redelijk Eigenzinnig/Reason and Engage is an interdisciplinary course for students and a series of lectures and activities open to all. The third edition of this VUB-course explores scopes and impact of new technologies.


On Tuesday March 20, 2018 (18:00-20:00) Redelijk Eigenzinnig/Reason and Engage invites Robert Riener for his lecture Human-centered technologies for movement assistance and rehabilitation. The lecture is followed by a performance by Dolores Bouckaert.

Gallop tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body in ten tableaux. 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. Alongside Dolores Bouckaert on stage are a bed, ten record players, and – via film and audio – a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another’s opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse’ 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.

Crosstalks and VUB hace a limited number of tickets for this performance. Interested in joining us? Send an e-mail to