Younes Bachir (Belgium) is an Artistic Director, Mentor and Actor. He has twenty five years of international experience in performing arts, experimenting different artistic languages ( theatre, chamber opera, events, video art and cinema)
Younes studied at the Superior Theatre Conservatory in Brussels. In 1994 he obtained the ‘Premier Prix in Dramatic Art’ and completed his studies with workshops under Carlo Bozzo in Comedia del Arte (Piccolo Teatro di Milano) and UltímaVez Dance Company (Belgium).
He began his professional career as an actor in Brussels with roles in classical and contemporary plays directed by Pietro Pizzuti, Frederic Dussenne and Julien Roy.
In 1995 he moved to Barcelona and joined the company La Fura dels Baus (1995-2009) where until
2002 he participated in the company as a performer.
In 2003 he took a new direction within the Company and worked collaboratively as director of actors
with Fura members on different projects .
During these six years he worked closely with internationally acclaimed Catalan opera director
Carlus Padrissa on the ship-theatre Naumon as Co-Director/Author and Director of actors on various creations.
Work outside La Fura during this time he worked with Calixto Bieito, Joan Baixas and Ahmed Ghazali.
In the field of cinema Younes has acted in films that have received awards by the Spanish Film Academy.
Since 2009, Younes directed and collabored on various creations in Australia and Europe: Andante Project (2009), Confined Chamber Opera (Alice Springs, 2011), OjO (Sydney, 2011) BCN Re.Set with Alex Ollé (2014),
'Man's Wall (Kuweit, 2014), KabooM (Melbourne, 2015), Femme Collaboration with Beatriz Minguez de Molina (2016), Mentoring (FAIR-AR Marseille, 2017), Kaboom (Penang Festival 2018), BABEL SHOW (Brisbane, 2018),
Reasons (Videoclip, 2018). All That We ARE 3D Show in collaboration with Strings Attached, Real Festival Sydney (2019)
Jury at Sitges Film Festival 2020