Yasen Vasilev

Field of Practice:

Special Programs


Eastern European Network

City, Country:

Brussels, Belgium

Sofia, Bulgaria




Sept 2023 - Nov 2023



Photo: Egle Sabaliauskaite, Jauno teatro dienos festival (LT)

Born in Bulgaria in 1988.

Yasen Vasilev is based in Brussels/Belgium and Sofia/Bulgaria and works internationally in the field of contemporary dance and performance as a dramatist, critic, and creator.

In Belgium, he most recently collaborated with choreographer Milo Slayers on his second piece DEMONstratio, on tour in Flanders/Belgium and Brussels in 2023–2024, and also maintains an ongoing dialogue with choreographer Ehsan Hemat.

NUTRICULA/IMPOSSIBLE ACTIONS, a long-term artistic research trajectory he initiated in 2015 in Shanghai and in 2019 in Taipei, has been developed and presented internationally in the form of workshops and performances which aim to test and re-imagine the limits of the body, as well as to set up horizontal working models.

Yasen is a regular contributor to Springback magazine and is involved in various initiatives committed to improving working conditions, most recently co-authoring A Letter for Transnational Fair Practice for Kunstenpunt’s A Fair New Idea. In 2023–2024, he holds the post of artistic research fellow at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp/Belgium, where he is pursuing a project concerned with the distribution of agency within collective bodies.

Photo: Egle Sabaliauskaite, Jauno teatro dienos festival (LT)