Ivo Dimchev [BG]



21.11 – 22.11.2014

Theatre or therapy?

‘If cure is a choice, why not make it while sitting in the theatre? Why waste any more time on wanting to be ‘cultural’ when we could spend it on being ‘healthier’? Bang!

In I-Cure, Dimchev wants to solve both physical and psychological problems. The therapeutic effect depends on your determination, and on your print on the I-Cure card. Making reference to interactive TV shows, with images of palm-tree islands and crackling open fires, Dimchev, dressed in drag, seeks positive energy in music, dance, esotericism, spirituality, massage and sex. His Great Healing is extremely comical until the turning point, the almost unendurable catharsis at the end.

• The Bulgarian Ivo Dimchev is an exuberant and charismatic performer who constantly tests the limits, including the system to which he himself belongs. In all his work he is the director, choreographer, writer, singer and performer. He has been artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater since January 2013.  

Text, music, choreography Ivo Dimchev | co-production Humarts foundation, Impulstanz Vienna, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Rotterdamse Schouwburg

A House on Fire project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union