Annabelle Dvir is a choreographer, voice artist, dance performer & teacher, based in Jerusalem, Israel. Born in 1990 in Holon - Central Israel and began dancing and singing at the age of six at several frameworks in Israel and New York. Annabelle began her professional training in dance and choreography at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she graduated her B.Dance with the Dean's Honor & Prize in the Choreography Program, the J.A.D.E ensemble and teaching method certification. She also holds The Jerusalem Academy Master's degree in dance - the Choreography Program, and nowadays continuing her choreography studies in the frame of the two year program of Kelim - Choreography Center Research, Bat-Yam.
In 2018 Annabelle receipt the DanceWeb scholarship - ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, and the big organization - Mifal Hapais - Culture & Art Council support for her developing of a full evening program with Work Of Flesh - Soundtrack For Five Slammed Bodies. In 2017 she got the Ministry of Culture financial support for young independent creators and in 2014-2015 a Certificate of excellence & an art & sport scholarship from Holon city council: The Gertrud Kraus Scholarship in 2016 and the Ministry of Education Scholarship in 2013.
As a choreographer, her works were presented in various frameworks and festivals in Israel and abroad such as: Jerusalem International Dance Week 2018 - International SHOWCASE, Arts Printing House - Vilnius Lithuania, Intimadance Festival 2018, Between Heaven and Earth Festival 2017, The Jerusalem Biennale 2017, The Mazya Dance Series 2017, Jerusalem International Dance Week 2016, Co-production - Adama Dance Festival 2015, First Upcoming - The Israeli Choreographers Association and Diablouge events series.
In her works Annabelle researches mainly the aesthetics that art has to offer to the humiliated, aching, bent body; to the changing contour between agony and pleasure, coercion to independence, and how they conjoin in the performer’s body as material, mass, sound - through visual, audial and plastic procedures.
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 (voice & dancing) in the exhibition PRESENCE by Urska Savage (Czech republic-Israel Collaboration).
Annabelle is a member of YAEL - Independent Jerusalem Dance Artists Forum supported by Jerusalem city council, since 2016.
I research, alongside other bodies & states, the tension between sensation and presentation. Pursuing that which the act of art has to offer to the humiliated, aching, bent body; to the changing contour between agony and pleasure, coercion to independence, and how they conjoin in the performer’s body as material, mass, sound - through visual, audial and plastic procedures.