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Ivo Dimchev, Belgium/Bulgaria

| Мonday, 27th June 2011 | 21.00 / CCNS, Main Hall |

Concept: Ivo Dimchev in collaboration with Franz West
Choreography, Original Music and Performance: Ivo Dimchev
Additional Music: Philipp Quehenberger
Production: Volksroom/Ivo Dimchev and Humarts Foundation
Duration: 55 minutes

The interactive and abstract visual world of Franz is quite tempting to be explored on stage. One of the main reasons is that the sculptures with their provoking functionlessness are constantly asking you to make contact with them and here starts the very welcomed confusion: how to make a contact with something that has no function. The lack of easy language interpretation of the objects allows interaction which can stay much longer in the precious field of the unknown. How to navigate a process in which it is not so much important how we adapt the sculptures to the body or the stage, but more how the idea of theater, music and the performative body have to adapt and transform in order to get in contact with the sculptures. That is not an easy relation and the provocation goes in both directions in order to empower none of them separately, but the possibility of synthesis.
Ivo Dimchev
Ivo Dimchev
Ivo Dimchev (1976) is a choreographer and performer from Bulgaria. His work is an extreme and colorful mixture of performance art, dance, theater, music, drawings and photography.
Dimchev is an author of more then 30 performances. He has received numerous international awards for dance and theater and has presented his work all over Europe and North America.
Besides his artistic work Ivo Dimchev has given master classes the National Theatre Academy in Budapest/at Hungary, the Royal Dance Conservatorium of Belgium in Antwerp, DanceWeb/Vienna etc.
He is the founder and director of the Humarts Foundation in Bulgaria and organises every year a national competition for contemporary choreography.
In October 2009, after doing his master studies on performing arts at Dasarts Academy in Amsterdam, Ivo Dimchev moved to Brussels where he opened his own performance space Volksroom.
At 2008 International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre Infant he received the Award for the Most Original Exploration of One Segment of Theatrical Language for the performance Enjoy July.