Bulgaria: Krassimir crosses from song to mime and back

by Stella Floras 132 views

A few months after the release of the album The Best of Krassimir and his new single Ria, Krassimir Avramov, the Bulgarian representative in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, decided to take a trip to the silent world of pantomime.

Krassimir graduated from the National Academy of Movies and Theater in Sofia, the venue where, a month ago, he performed, for the first time to a Bulgarian audience, his highly acclaimed pantomime show Memories. In Memories, the audience is moved from tears to laughter as the protagonist relives the memories of an aging mime with his breathtaking performance combining both comic and tragic moments. The show, which has already been performed in Hollywood with great success, received enthusiastic reviews by the critics in Bulgaria.

One surprise highlight of the show is at the end where Krassimir crosses from the silent world of mime to song. The singer's great range and high octaves brought the house down and the audience gave him a standing ovation at the end.
Krassimir did this show in the United States and has performed it often in Hollywood with huge success. Besides being the star pantomime of the show, he is the director and composer of the music. Bulgarian critics compared Krassimir to the great mime Marcel Marceau for his performance. Keva Apostolova, chief editor of the Bulgarian Journal Theater, made a personal comment about Krassimir's "mesmerising" performance.

At present, Krassimir is completing his music video for his hit song Ria. Regarding his future plans Krassimir revealed that he is working on a huge project that will combine his passion for pantomime and music along with dance and theater!

You can watch a snippet from the rehearsals of Memories here

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Stella Floras

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