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an experimental improvisational opera

Artist: Ivo Dimchev
Country: Bulgaria
Genre: Theater / Performance / Opera
Year: 2015

In "Operville" Ivo Dimchev dedicated an entire piece to the powerful force of the voice, an improvised opera.

Along with the singer Plamena Girginova, the singer Nikolay Voynov and the musician Stefan Hristov he makes use of the whole arsenal of opera music without restraint, standard poses, gestures and tunings, in order to meld singing and the singing body into a perfect 'borderline event'.

Operville is a performance in which my long time ambition to write an opera and my personal taste of theatre and musicality clash into each other in order to mess up and mix up in weird visual and dynamic performative matter.

Busy with organisation of the vocals scores I organised the bodies in forms and relations of which I'm partly unconscious as well as of the subtitled and a bit subconscious text which I wrote in the second half of the working process.

The more abstract and indirect approach to meaning in Operwille is a relief and very needed piece of fresh air for me after the works Fest and Icure, in which the narratives and the concepts have a dominant place in the structure.

Operville is a new land for me and I'm willing to explore and develop it more and more.

Ivo Dimchev


Text, vocal scores and choreography
Ivo Dimchev

By and with
Ivo Dimchev
Nickolay Voynov
Plamena Girginova. 

Recorded music 
Stephan Hristov
and others

Humarts Foundation (Sofia - BG)
Kaaitheater (Brussels - BE)

Management and Distribution
Something Great (Berlin - DE)