Annabelle Dvir is a Georgian choreographer, voice artist, live music composer, dance performer & teacher, based in Jerusalem, Israel. She researches live art through the tension between sensation and presentation, and the dichotomy of the heard and the seen; Creates extreme physical-vocal practices in pursuit of that which the act of art has to offer to the humiliated, aching, bent body; wandering between the changing human contour of agony and pleasure, coercion to independence, the individual and the tribe; unifying them in “the performance body” as visual, audial-sonoric and plastic procedures.

 

Annabelle began dancing and singing at the age of six at several frameworks in Israel and New York, and started her professional training in dance and choreography at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she graduated her BA with the Dean's Honor & Prize in the Choreography Program, the J.A.D.E ensemble and in teaching method certification. She holds MA in choreography and graduated the 2-years Choreography Program of Kelim Center Bat-Yam, Israel.

In 2018 Annabelle awarded the danceWEB scholarship - ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival; the Art Excellence Award and scholarship of Holon Municipality, and Mifal Hapais - The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts grant for her developing of a full evening work. In 2017 she received the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports support for outstanding emerging choreographers. In 2016 The Gertrud Kraus Scholarship, Certificate of excellence and an art scholarship from Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance at 2015; and the Ministry of Education Scholarship in 2013.

She has performed her work in various frameworks and festivals in Israel and abroad such as: International Exposure Tel Aviv 2019, Diver Festival 2019, From Jaffa to Agripas Festival 2019, MASH International Dance Week 2019, Intimadance Festival 2018, Arts Printing House - Vilnius Lithuania, Tights: Dance & Thought, International SHOWCASE - Jerusalem International Dance Week 2018, Between Heaven and Earth Festival 2017, The Jerusalem Biennale 2017, 2019, The Mazya Dance Series 2017, Jerusalem International Dance Week 2016, Co-production - Adama Dance Festival 2015, and more.​

 

As a Dancer in the J.A.D.E ensemble, Annabelle has performed in parts of works by: HOFESH SHECHTER, TALIA BECK, ROY ASSAF, SHARON EYAL, JOHAN INGER, MATTHEW BOURNE, IDAN COHEN.

At 2016 she performed (vocals and dance) in the exhibition PRESENCE by Urska Savage - collaboration between the Czech Republic and the Israel Digital Center.

Annabelle is supported by Mifal Hapais - The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts since 2018, The Israeli Choreographers Association and The School of Movement and Dance - Kiryat Hatarbut Ness Ziona; and a member of YAEL - Jerusalem Independent Dance Artists Forum supported by Jerusalem city council.