In Hell with Jesus

In Hell with Jesus

Humarts - Ivo Dimchev (BG)


Duration: 80’


The performance contains descriptions of sexual abuse and violence.

Performed in English, no translation


Created by Ivo Dimchev

Text, music, choreography: Ivo Dimchev 

With: Maria Tepavicharova, Yordanka Pavlova, Steven Achikor, Deyvid Georgiev, Ivo Dimchev 

Technical assistance: Dimitar Dimitrov

Production: Cie Ivo Dimchev 
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Life Long Burning - Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe (2018-2022), supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. 

Supported by: ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival.

Management and Distribution: Something Great

The participation of „In Hell with Jesus" in TESZT2023 is co-funded by the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.

In his works, Dimchev lets heaven and hell collide again and again, blurring the lines with his beguiling voice as well as his humorous portrayal of human inadequacy. “In Hell with Jesus” is a provocative song, dance, and quiz show with a profound social critique tucked behind it. In this parody of contemporary theatre, Dimchev presents himself as an ageing stage diva at an audition for his upcoming performance. He skilfully plays out his self-imposed power over the candidates and the audience, repeatedly asking them to interpret his songs and asking questions from his madly transgressive catalogue of questions. Humorous, intelligent and amusingly sarcastic.

"In Hell with Jesus, Ivo Dimchev brings his distinctive style to a biting critique of the contemporary theater industry and society, using humor, irony, and political incorrectness as masks. Dimchev portrays himself as an aging stage diva holding auditions for his next musical, showcasing his control over the auditioning performers. Through his absurdly transgressive audition routine, he raises provoking and political incorrect questions and melodies. The minimalist choreography and dramaturgy serve to heighten the commentary on the current state of art and society. "In Hell with Jesus" Dimchev, pushes the limits of the conventions of theater and music entertainment, seamlessly blending songs, dance, and trivia with subversive and provoking messages and songs. 

“Ivo Dimchev captivates in "In Hell with Jesus" through his humorous and insightful portrayal of the mechanisms of show business and the inherent human flaws that come with it. Rather than glossing over the unpleasant aspects of the industry, Dimchev unflinchingly exposes them, packaging the performance in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It's no surprise that Dimchev continues to deliver with each of his shows, his talent is truly admirable” (
Michaela Preiner)


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