Ivo Dimchev © Karolina Miernik

danceWEB Mentor 2013

Ivo Dimchev / Bulgaria

Ivo Dimchev is a choreographer and performer from Bulgaria. His work is an extreme and colourful mixture of performance art, dance, theatre and music. Dimchev is the author of more then 30 performances. He has received numerous international awards for dance and theatre and has presented his work all over Europe and North America. Besides his artistic work Ivo Dimchev gives master classes in the National Theatre Academy in Budapest and in the Royal Dance Conservatory of Belgium in Antwerp. He is founder and director of the Humarts Foundation in Bulgaria and organises a national competition for contemporary choreography every year. Since two years he is in the master programme for Performing Arts studies at DASarts Academy / Amsterdam. 
Since October 2009 Ivo Dimchev lives and works in Brussels and runs his own performance space Volksroom.
Well-known pieces of his are: "Paris" (2008), "Afterlove" (2009) and "Lili Handel" which he also presented at ImPulsTanz 2007. The former danceWEB scholarship holder showed a lot of his work at ImPulsTanz, where he also was responsible for the Research Project "Do yourself a favour!". In 2013 Ivo was the Mentor of the danceWEB scholarship programme.