BRIGHT is a leap in the dark. Into private or shared spaces where boundaries are defined by the intensity of your own curiosity. The project operates with the language of performance and visual installations and flirts with near-darkness. With his project BRIGHT, Christian Bakalov defines the limits of his artistic interest to create an ambiguous art piece and gives us a personal vision on how to experience a performance as a spectator and a performer at the same time. He considers the buildings that he is investigating as living organisms in which «We» are the blood that will flow between the different installations. With BRIGHT, Bakalov is proposing his «permanent situations» in which the body of the spectator is activated and becomes at the same time the subject and the object of the installation. BRIGHT is the first part of a trilogy developed from the concept of «Eternity».
After his studies in the Ballet School of Sofia Opera House, Christian Bakalov starts working in France as a dancer with the Young Ballet of France and the National Choreographic Center in Nantes. At the same time, he is a choreographer for the Conservatoire de Lyon, Young Ballet of France, Sofia Opera House and Theatre Français de Prague. From the beginning of the Millennium he is performing for Robert Wilson, Jerome Bel, Jan Fabre and Ivo Dimchev. BRIGHT is his first major production as an author.