Virtual Bodies

Virtual Bodies

Bulgarian Dance Platform is realized with the financial support of Ministry of Culture. 

Iconic paintings and sculptures by Bulgarian artists from the permanent exhibition of Kvadrat 500 National gallery and massive doses of contemporary dance and digital technology bring together 20 Bulgarian choreographers of different generations and artistic background in an unforgettable dance experience. They will create short performing miniatures, filmed by the team of the director and choreographer Rosen Mihailov. Each video is an exciting original interpretation and emotion expressed in the eyes of the choreographer. 

Visitors can experience these “paintings” by scanning the QR codes to each one with their mobile devices, every day from 10:00 to 18:00 at the Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.

Rossen Mihailov is a choreographer, director, dancer, producer and light designer. He was trained as a classical dancer at the National School for Dance Arts in Sofia and afterwards specialized in the USA and the United Kingdom. He has worked throughout Europe and Asia and has collaborated with artists like Russell Maliphant, Loyd Newson, David Zambrano, Nigel Charnock, Robert Tannion. As a choreographer and director he has created more than 15 big choreographic projects, and many smaller pieces, including dance performances for national and independent companies, choreography for film and theatre productions, TV commercials, dance and music videos. Thus, he has led workshops and dance research in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, choreography and composition, physical theatre etc. He holds a PhD in Theatre and Film Art with a dissertation thesis “New means of expression in dance theatre – multimedia and video – Dance for camera”. Since 2023 he has been a chief choreographer and movement director at the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov”.

“Virtual bodies” is realized with the financial support of Ministry of Culture and National Culture Fund and in partnership with the National Gallery “Kvadrat 500”.