Ivo Dimchev – Som Faves

Som Faves
by Ivo Dimchev (BG/UK)

Presented by Chisenhale Dance

Sat 10th Nov 2018 | 7:30pm
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Ivo Dimchev compiled a list of 100 subjects, objects and people who in one way or another are close to his heart – from everyday events to personal stories and reflections on art. Som Faves is a solo performance based on some favourite ones from that list, different every time.

Armed with a wig, a keyboard and a painting he enters the stage. He presents us with a seemingly incoherent collection of topics, effortlessly switching from one extravagant character to the next. What begins as a seemingly incoherent collage evolves almost imperceptibly into an intimate, hilarious and profound portrait of the performer.

“To make this performance happen my body will lose energy, you already lost money, the theatre will lose electricity and we all going to lose time. Someone will even lose his own blood. The waste of all this important human resources automatically makes the performance tonight a non-ecological activity for which we all have an equal responsibility. If this information does not make us feel good it can make us feel less lonely. Thank you for coming and enjoy the waste.” – Ivo Dimchev

This presentation at Chisenhale Dance Space is supported by Arts Council England.


Ivo Dimchev (b. 1976) is a choreographer, visual artist, singer- songwriter from Bulgaria. His work is extreme and colourful mixture of performance art, dance, theatre, music, drawings and photography. Dimchev is author of more than 30 performances and has received numerous international awards for dance and theatre and has presented his work all over Europe, South and North America.

Ivo is now based in London though rarely performing his dance work in the UK, and so Chisenhale Dance is delighted to present one of his classic performances, Som Faves. It premiered in 2009, then in 2010 it was nominated as the best performance in Holland by Theatremaker magazine, and as one of the ten best performances in Belgium for Kaaitheater’s Het TheaterFestival, while Time Out New York called it one of the best of 2011. Read the New York Times review here.



photo by Claire Pasquier