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Ivo Dimchev, BG

Hosted by the Consul of the Copenhagen Different Beats Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 17 Apr 20:00 - 23:00

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Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00

As a performer, Ivo Dimchev slides effortlessly between masculine and feminine modes; his vocal range is equally protean, moving from a low baritone to a soprano embellished with theremin-like vibratos. Dimchev’s songs often tend toward drama and emotional intensity, rifling through the dark menagerie of the heart. Dimchev is a first-rate lyricist, profound even when plain, and at home in both English and Bulgarian; he also likes to incorporate bits of other languages. With time, his repertoire has become wildly eclectic, mixing genres high and low as on contemporary dance and pop—not to mention opera, cabaret, lullabies, folklore, Schlager music, and chalga, a popular Balkan hybrid that mixes oriental maqams and disco beats and is often dismissed as trashy. These campy, alternately exuberant and melancholy songs have come to define Dimchev’s fame.

Dimchev has won numerous awards for his work as a choreographer and performance artist, and in addition to his artistic work, he also gives masterclasses at institutions such as the National Theater Academy in Budapest, the Royal Conservatoire of Dance in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Hochschule der Künste in Bern.

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