Ivo Dimchev (1976) is a choreographer, visual artist, singer-songwriter from Bulgaria. His work is extreme and colourful mixture of performance art ,dance, theatre, music, drawings and photography. Dimchev is author of more than 30 performances. He has received numerous international awards for dance and theater and has presented his work all over Europe , South and North America.
Besides his artistic work Ivo Dimchev gives master classes in the National theater academy/Budapest , the Royal dance conservatorium of Belgium/Antwerp, Hochschule der Künste/Bern, DanceWeb/Vienna etc.
He is founder and director of Humarts foundation in Bulgaria and organizes every year a National competition for contemporary choreography.
Since Oct 2009 after doing his master studies on performing arts at Dasarts academy / Amsterdam , Ivo Dimchev moved to Brussels where he opened a performance space Volksroom which weekly presents international young artists.
From Jan 2013 Ivo Dimchev is an Artist in Residence in Kaaitheater / Brussels for 4 years.
In 2014 Ivo opened his new place MOZEI in Sofia Bulgaria , an independent space focused on contemporary art and music.
His book "Stage works 2002-2016" came out in 2016 and is available in many art books shops in Europe.
The book presents images and dramaturgical texts from more than 30 stage works Ivo has created through the years.
His book "Lyrics and Pederatuses" came out in 2017 and is presents 150 poems and short stories / only in Bulgarian language/.
In 2017 Ivo Dimchev released 2 music albums with his own music.
First one is Songs from my shows- Live. Second one is SCULPTURES.
Both albums are available on Itunes, Music play, Spotify and many other online music stores.
Ivo Dimchev lives in London.
SELFIE CONCERT- interactive musical performance for a white cube space, 2018.
- Description: idea, text and music by Ivo Dimchev
performed by the artist and the audience
"Selfie is a choreography, Selfie is a sculpture, Selfie is a tragedy, Selfie is love.
Selfie is less about me, It's more about us. " I.Dimchev
- References: http://ivodimchev.com/selfie.htm
Sculptures: a concert with unpretentious choreography, 2017.
- Description: Im bored of singing behind a microphone,
though I like it, I love the restriction of it ...
I like the oppression of it, but it's time to revisit the Madonna format.
She failed in it ... I saw it at Madison Square Garden ... she overloaded it.
We'll do less, more quiet, more kind to the eyes ... more loving.
- Copyright: Text and music Ivo Dimchev
Music production Georgy Linev, Ivo Dimchev and others
Choreography Ivo Dimchev
performed by Ivo Dimchev, Jaskaran Singh Anand, Jordan des Champs, Helena Araujo, Pauline Stöhr
Co-produced by ImPulsTanz (Vienna - AT) and Humarts Foundation (Sofia - BG)
Management and distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
- References: http://ivodimchev.com/sculptures_concert.htm
Facebook Theatre- dramaturgically interactive performance, 2016.
- Description: Facebook Theatre is an interactive theatrical experiment in which the performers articulate a dramaturgical text created at the same time by the audience on Facebook. The performance is also a comment on the Viennese Actionism.
“I`ve always found it very healthy to try out and exploit new formats and ways of doing, thinking or writing theatre. To me social networks manage to accumulate inexhaustible and unique dramaturgical material and since years I’ve been asking myself whether it’s possible people’s natural experience of dealing with them to be implanted and exercised in a theatrical context that is limited in time and space”, says Ivo Dimchev. He invents Facebook Theatre as another opportunity for making theatre where the dramaturgical text is created by the audience as comments on Facebook during the performance.
- Copyright: concept and choreography by Ivo Dimchev
performed by Ivo Dimchev, Karl Rummel, Jiyoon Jeong
text by the audience
Co-produced by ImPulsTanz (Vienna - AT), Kaaitheater (Brussels - BE) and Humarts Foundation (Sofia - BG)
Management and Distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
- References: http://ivodimchev.com/fb%20theatre.htm
ICure - interactive healing performance, 2014.
- Description: If healing is a choice than why not to make this choice while being in the theatre.
Why should we waste another hour of trying to be more "cultural", when we can use it for being "healthier".
This performance is made to heal not only particular physical or psychological dificulties you have but also all of them simultaneously,
Icure can also heal people you love and care for, it all depends on where you would like to focus the healing power of I-cure.
I-cure is not one to one therapy, its designed to cure every audience member at the same time.
Your involvement in the process will have a significant impact on the healing , even much bigger then the performance itself.
As more you think of I-cure as a cultural experience as more general and temporal will be the therapeutic effect of it.
Don't waste your time in the theatre, take advantage of it!
- References: http://ivodimchev.com/dance.htm