“P project” is an interactive performance, which – according to Dimchev – is based on words starting with the letter P: piano, prey, pussy, poetry, Poppers … Now let’s add one essential syntagma on P to that: paid public participation. While the audience indeed carries out one part of this performance, it is still infused with Dimchev’s genius. And we will most certainly not be deprived of Ivo’s presence on stage, as this event only serves to highlight his good humour and lucidity. Claiming that the performance tests the audience’s boundaries just wouldn’t do it justice. Dimchev has no desire to ridicule people, make them uncomfortable, or explore how far they are willing to go. The connections it forges are much more transparent, defined by free will and paid work – a rare situation, and perhaps one that now only exists in its pure form in theatre? Performer pops (up). Playing, prancing, paying. Pronouncing publicly: participation persistently pursued!
Ivo Dimchev (1976) is a choreographer and performer from Bulgaria. His work is extreme and colorful mixture of performance art, dance, theater, music, drawings and photography. Dimchev is author of more then 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.