Photographs: I-Cure © Ivo Dimchev
Healing with a Twist
In his solo I-Cure — a reference to Apple devices that help you tune out the rest of the world — Ivo Dimchev wants to solve the audience's physical and psychological problems. The therapeutic effect depends on each spectator's determination and on their 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 too comical until the turning point, the almost unendurable catharsis at the end.
“If healing is a choice, then why not to make this choice while being in the theatre? Why should we waste another hour of trying to be more "cultural", when we can use it for being "healthier"? This performance is made to heal particular physical or psychological difficulties you have and all of them simultaneously. (...) I-cure is not one to one therapy, it is designed to cure every audience member at the same time. Your involvement in the process will significantly impact the healing, even much bigger than the performance itself. (...) Don't waste your time in the theatre, take advantage of it! “ - Ivo Dimchev
Text, Music and Choreography