Christian Bakalov
© Stéphanie Roland

Christian Bakalov

1973 BG, BE

After studying at the Ballet School of the Sofia Opera in Bulgaria, Christian Bakalov began his dance career in France. We know him especially as a performer in the work of Ivo Dimchev and Jan Fabre. He has also participated in productions by Robert Wilson, Jérôme Bel, Miet Warlop and Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek. Since 2009 he lives and works in Brussels where he participated in the opening of the independent performance space Volksroom directed by Ivo Dimchev. In 2014 he began developing his first performative installation BRIGHT, in which the public plays the main role. Blurring the boundaries between performative action and installation, Bakalov develops a series of methods to introduce the audience into a parallel universe by addressing them one-on-one through different senses.