Bulgaria’s art on the edge

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Why does artist Ivo Dimchev pay members of his audience cash to perform naked, and even to simulate sex on stage? The Cultural Frontline encounters three extraordinary Bulgarian artists challenging audiences and blurring the lines between cabaret, theatre and real-life. Kamen Stoyanov straps a giant referee’s whistle to the roof of his car and drives around the country, and Gery Georgieva invades an abandoned communist monument to sing a haunting Bulgarian folk song. Tracy Harris explores this bizarre art and a rapidly changing culture. A Gritty Production for BBC World Service. Produced by Chris Rushton Image: Ivo Dimchev (Credit: Karolina Miernik)

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