Giszelle is a series of danced sequences where figures appear in movements that are easily identifiable and highly symbolic of Western culture. These sequences are performed in a transposition modelled exactly on film editing processes (acceleration, slow motion, image by image, and so on). In a second phase, for the “B-side of Giszelle”, Xavier Le Roy chooses go behind the scenes in the creative process, presenting the sequences that were not retained in creating the choreography.
Ivo Dimchev /1976/ is a choreographer and performer from Bulgaria. His work is extreme and colorful mixture of performance art ,dance, theater, music, drawings and photography.
Dimchev is author of more than 30 performances. He received numerous international awards for dance and theater and has presented his work all over Europe and North America.
“I create evening-length performances that engage enduring philosophical questions around who we are and why we’re here. My work is about desire, longing and the search for meaning. I translate the experiential nature of performing into a sensory experience for the audience. I see myself continuing a legacy of experimentation that prioritizes process over product, and constantly re-defines form.
The people in my work perform with ferocious commitment, and shift in an instant between the ordinary and extraordinary, the heroic and the abject. Their urgent bodies – which convey a desire to be loved, to communicate, to understand the complexity of identity – work in concert with the equally important visual and sonic elements to demand an attentive state – a state in which we can acknowledge the privacy, richness and turbulence of our interior lives.”
via centrepompidou.fr, ivodimchev.com, miguelgutierrez.org