Annabelle Dvir is an Israeli-Georgian choreographer, voice artist, live sound composer and dance performer, based in Jerusalem, Israel; who researches alongside her developing women ensemble - dancers & musicians, the live art through the tension between sensation and perception, the heard and the seen. She creates extreme physical-vocal practices and examines new esthetics and interdisciplinary actions that merge between the worlds of reality and fantasy, in pursuit of that which the act of art has to offer to a diverse female presence; wandering between the changing human contour of agony and pleasure, coercion to independence, the individual and the tribe. Annabelle composes the embodiment of live sound and the visual shapes of alternating soundscapes in order to transform human preconception, emotions and inner desires.  Her stage works and practice center 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, and the Art Excellence Award and scholarship of Holon Municipality. Between 2018-2021 achieved the Mifal Hapais - Culture & Art Division Grants for full stage works in the field of dance. In 2017 she received the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports creative grant for outstanding emerging choreographers. In 2016 The Gertrud Kraus Scholarship, Certificate of excellence, and in 2015 an art scholarship from The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

 

Annabelle is presenting her stage work and practice both nationally and abroad, in various frameworks and festivals: CICC Copenhagen Denmark, FAKI Festival Zagreb Croatia, BELLO PUBBLICO Tuscany Italy, Summer Festival Köln Germany, Madrid Dance Festival Spain, TanzFaktur Köln Germany, La Corrupta Festival Köln Germany, Curtain Up Project, Tel-Aviv Dance, ALTOFEST Italy, CIRCE - Tbilisi Georgia, Diver Festival, Venice International Art Fair, BBB INTERNATIONAL - U.S, International Exposure Suzanne Dellal Tel Aviv, APH Vilnius Lithuania, MASH Dance House Festival and The Jerusalem International Dance Week, Intimadance Festival, Tights: Dance & Thought, Between Heaven and Earth Festival, The Jerusalem Biennale 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 a member of The Israeli Choreographers Association, and CAMPI - Jerusalem Dance and Performance Community. Her research processes are being supported by the first collaboration & co-production between Quartier Am Hafen - Interdisciplinary Creative Art Center – Cologne, Germany and Suzanne Dellal Centre - Tel Aviv, Israel - through The Office of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia of Economy, Science, Education, Youth and Culture in Israel; The Israeli Choreographers Association, and by The School of Movement and Dance - Kiryat Hatarbut - The Ness Ziona Center for Culture & Recreation.

Now days she is an artist in resident in the Yasmeen Godder Company Program 2021- 2022 | she is creating a new work for – the professional dance workshop Ga'aton – KIBBUTZ Contemporary Dance Company - February-March-May 2022 | and working in collaboration with the NFCT - The New Fund for Cinema and Television on Israel - on her first documentary-dance movie together with the choreographer and director – Eirad Ben Gal.

IMAGE BY ASCAF AVRAHAM