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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 7


MON 2/5/2016
8.00 PM
PB I
ATW TALKS
SPECIAL EDITION
WITH A LECTURE PERFORMANCE BY IVO DIMCHEV



Ivo Dimchev is a virtuoso, a demonic angel and one of the most lascivious creatures that the performing arts have ever seen. The transcendent voice, the blood dripping forehead, the perverted runway walk— features like these define Lili Handel and the many other characters that he embodies on stage, thereby creating his very own interpretation of 21st century performance art.

Ivo presents these characters in solo works such as “Some Faves” (2009) which made him famous all over Europe, “I-On” (2011) which played around the famous “Passstücke“ by Franz West or, more recently, „Icure“ (2014) which set out to heal the audience and, ideally, the entire world. Over the years, he equally developed several group performances such as “Fest” (2013), an evening about relations of desire and power in the arts world, or “Operville” (2015), a high pitched deconstruction of the apparatus of opera.

In this SPECIAL EDITION of the ATW TALKS, Ivo will present a lecture performance with texts from some of these and other works and then be available to answer your questions.



ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 7 — SPECIAL EDITION
Monday, 2/5/2016, 8.00 PM
ATW, Probebühne I, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen

The ATW TALKS are a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. They have been taking place in a monthly interval since the end of 2015. Their aim is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary theatre, dance and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective and for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS is moderated by a member of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affiliated disciplines. The talks and lectures are generally conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they are held in German or French.

Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


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