The Bulgarian track in the jubilee edition of ONE DANCE WEEK is Ivo Dimchev’s newest show SCULPTURES, which will be performed in Plovdiv on September 30 at 19:30. Just a few weeks ago, the spectacle debuted at the Volkstheater in Vienna and provoked a wide response in the artistic circles and the audience.
The name of the musical group performance, which will be presented for the first time in Bulgaria and namely in Plovdiv, is also the name of the new album of the choreographer, artist, vocalist, songwriter, performer and provocateur Ivo Dimchev. The songs from the album are the backbone of this unique 70-minute spectacle, standing on the border between a pop concert and a contemporary dance performance. In SCULPTURES together with Ivo other performers are Jordan Deschamps, Helena Araujo, Jaskaran Singh Anand, Pauline Stöhr. The live piano accompaniment is by Dimitar Gorchakov.
I’m 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. – Ivo Dimchev
His beautiful singing resembles a voice from an old plate: a distant trap. – Financial Times
Animalistic in a moment, delicate in the next, he intertwines darkness and light with verbal and physical dexterity. – The New York
The next dates from the SCULPTURES presentation include October 7 – Bucharest, October 16 – London, November 3 – Barcelona, December 8 – Riga, and January 8 – New York. So far Ivo Dimchev has participated in various editions of ONE DANCE WEEK with PARIS (2012) and P PROJECT (2013), in which his unique performance and financial interaction with the audience seriously aroused the spirits in the cultural and media space. During the last years Dimchev has published two books: STAGE WORKS 2012-2016 and LYRICS AND PEDERATUSES.
The Jubilee edition of ONE DANCE WEEK began with a full hall and stormy applause for the innovative spectacle from Taiwan DUET FOR HUMAN AND ROBOT. Huang Yu and the German industrial robot KUKA – one of the most advanced, precise and recognizable achievements of robotics, left no spectator indifferent and provoked reflections on the place of man in modern technology society and the place of technology in human life.
The program of ONE DANCE WEEK this week will present the Evening of the Young Choreographers from Japan and Korea with three consecutive performances on October 1 at 19:30. MATOU, TRY and BETWEEN will be presented in Plovdiv with the support of the Seoul International Choreography Festival.
The festival ticket can be bought at the price of 55 BGN and the individual tickets for the SCULPTURES show can be bought at the price of 10, 15 or 20 BGN depending on the seat . The individual tickets for the Evening of the Young Choreographers can also be found at the price of 10, 15 or 20 BGN. All of them are available at the cash desks of Easypay, via the epaygo.bg system, at the festival office in Kapana (10 Hristo Dyukmendzhiev St) or at the special ticket office at Stefan Stambolov Sq, supported by Visa, in Plovdiv.
Buy with your Visa card at epaygo.bg and get a gift from Visa – a festival bag.
Students and pensioners can buydiscount tickets at the price of 5 BGN at the box office in Boris Hristov House of Culture 30 minutes before each show if free seats are still available.
ONE DANCE WEEK is organized by ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts in partnership with the America for Bulgaria Foundation. THE PROJECT IS PART OF THE PROGRAM OF PLOVDIV – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019.
The festival is organised with the general support of Visa – a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use electronic payments instead of cash and checks, and of Programista; – one of the fastest-growing IT companies in Bulgaria which was recognised as Software Company of the Year 2017 by BASSCOM and BOA.
The festival’s team would like to thank the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, Czech Center Sofia, EU JAPAN FEST committee, the Embassy of Japan in Sofia, “Japan friends in Bulgaria” Club and the Embassy of Czech Republic in Sofia.