Ivo Dimchev LILI HANDEL
On Both Sides of the Skin
Ivo Dimchev from Bulgaria is in a way a “Gesamtkunstler”, as he is a composer, anactor, a photographer, a video-artist and a dancer (among other techniques he mastered the Japanese technique of butoh). Dimchev subtitled his first solo performance “Blood, Poetry and Music from the White Whore’s Buduar”. It is a sort of biography of a mysterious diva. The strong presence of the performer is interwoven with ludism, exact movements, singing, acting and sensibility. Dimchev is provocative, gentle and tragic; it seems that his body knows all pains, all sexes, all rhythms and all melodies. In one moment, his body becomes an instrument, while in another it is perpetually trapped in the giddy passion of performing and the rhythms of narcissism.
Text, choreography and original music: Ivo Dimchev