Bulgarian performer Ivo Dimchev, known for being bold and provocative, brings one of his live concerts to the stage at CounterPulse, presented in partnership with SFMOMA’s Open Space and Jess Curtis/Gravity. His enormous musicality and remarkable vocal gift are part of all of his productions; for this unique event, he has selected 15 songs from his performances, detached them from their original context, presenting them as independent, individual opuses. Accompanied on the piano by Dimitar Gorchakov.
Please join us before the show for a happy hour in the theater at 7 p.m., including brief welcoming remarks by CounterPulse artistic director Julie Phelps and Open Space editor-in-chief Claudia La Rocco. In anticipation of Ivo Dimchev’s San Francisco debut, arts writer Rob Avila has curated a selection of experimental performance footage from the Bay Area; enjoy a free drink, and the screening, prior to the main event.
About Ivo Dimchev
Ivo Dimchev 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 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 conservatory 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.
Co-presented by SFMoMA’s Open Space & Jess Curtis/Gravity