Lately the Divo Dimchev is involved in a project across the world with Australian choreographer Sean Parker. The project is a show where the Divo sings and eight male dancers dance.
The world premiere of the show called KING will appear as part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.
Here is an abstract of the Seymour Centre's press release where the show will be staged between the 20 and 24 of February:
"KING is a new music-dance collaboration between award-winning Director / Choreographer Shaun Parker and internationally renowned Bulgarian-born Songwriter/Vocalist Ivo Dimchev.
Set in a theatrical world that is part cocktail lounge, part jungle, KING interrogates the notion of male power, control and group dynamic amongst men. Teasing out patterns of behaviour of the cis-hetero-alpha-male against homosexual, bisexual and pansexual perspectives, Parker’s highly physical and articulate choreographic world in KING will be intertwined with the scorching live sung narration of Dimchev’s deconstructed cabaret-esque vocals.
The key protagonist and archetype in KING will be observed as a naked man, which will be created by, and instructed by Dimchev as the work progresses, and we shall witness the male body as a commodity for observation. Dimchev, as the gender-neutral narrator, creates a kingdom of men commenting on toxic masculinity. The juxtaposition of Dimchev’s androgynous counter tenor vocal narration against the male dominated world created in KING, will provide a compelling counterpoint to the notion of power and brutality found within the context of historic masculinity and socio-sexual-political structures.
KING shall deliver a biting, yet humorous theatrical expose, giving a well-deserved ‘nod’ to a society in revolt against an exhausted patriarchy."
As all Sean Parker's shows have been played in the UK, let's hope that this one too will be staged somewhere near by eventually.
For Pride 2019 maybe?