© Christian Bakalov



ETERNAL is a collective ritual that gauges the essence of human condition through an experience of heightened intimacy and inescapable intensity. Оperating by dint of sensorial collisions between visual and body matter, in which the audience and the performers has their roles and responsibility, this journey into each personal imagination propose an unique aesthetic and dramaturgical approach to live performance.

The immersive performative installation is the third and last part of the trilogy ETERNIA (BRIGHT/PURE/ETERNAL), inspired and developed from Spinoza’s concept of ETERNITY.

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 immersive methods to introduce the audience into a parallel universe by addressing them one-on-one through different senses. The trilogy ETERNIA , inspired by Spinoza's concept of Eternity is produced and supported by ArtEast Foundation and workspacebrussels.