MIXING VANITY


multidisciplinary performance about the mirror of vanity




Jazz, electronica, theater, fashion and video art are the key elements in the multidisciplinary performance MIXING VANITY. A complex narrative where vanity is the main protagonist. The performance explores the boundaries between narcissism and humility in a world of vanity as a role model and screens as its mirrors, while beauty still seeks its justification.

Pianist and composer Dimitar Bodurov has assembled a marvelous collective of artists to create MIXING VANITY. The main role is given to the infinitely intriguing actress and model Irmena Chichikova. Outstanding Bulgarian jazz musicians Rosen Zahariev – Roko (trumpet) and Dimitar Semov (drums) complete the band and create mesmerizing soundscapes. Designers Nelly Miteva and Alexander Gerginov have contrubuted with some incredible dresses, which tell stories on their own. And visual artist Vladislav Iliev transformed the stage into multidimensional space.



Cast :
IRMENA CHICHIKOVA - actress, model
ILINA SLAVOVA - model
ALEXANDRA KAMBUROVA - model
DESISLAVA GORANOVA - model

Musicians :
DIMITAR BODUROV - piano, electronics
ROSEN ZAHARIEV – ROKO - trumpet, electronics, percussion
DIMITAR SEMOV - drums, electronic pads

Production :
DIMITAR BODUROV, concept & music
ALEXANDER GERGINOV, stylist & staging
NELLY MITEVA, designer
VLADISLAV ILIEV, visuals
DIMITAR IVANOV, lighting

Designer dresses by IVAN ASSEN 22, a platform for conceptual design

Produced by Dimitar Bodurov
Executive producer Svetlozara Hristova

Made possible with the financial support of: Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Varna, Art Office foundation and Radar festival

Premieré at Radar festival, Varna
3 Aug 2019