Mob Body: Dance Performance & Exhibition


Three artists, four mediums, collaborating, creating a visual-dance piece & an art exhibition inspired by it.

Body, Movement, Live Sound, Black Rice and the White Stage & Paper, meet in one space.

Creation and performance - Annabelle Dvir|| Live music composition - Oded Keren ||Stage composition and construction - Annabelle Dvir|| Artistic consulting - Shelly Palmon|| Costumes - Gali Libraider ||Art Exhibition - Karina Hanania

The dance work premiered at The Jerusalem International Dance Week 2016 - Machol Shalem Dance Festival.


About the exhibition by Karina Hanania - Body Unit \ Ink on Paper

The drawing, which was created layer by layer, can be visualized as a dance piece, constructed from the initial contact with the space, to accurate motion lines. The ink drawing series "Body Unit", converse with the visual dance piece "Mob Body" by Annabelle Dvir, through the usage of the body as a source of inspiration, as a material to break down and metamorphose. The drawings relate to the body as a whole unit, always moving and innovating, although not as a stand-alone unit: The body is influenced relentlessly from its surroundings, even swallowed by it sometimes, almost disappearing. However, only to resurface as a different being, through other shape or image.


The dance piece was developed within the framework of the "Art Accelerator Program - Machol Shalem" - a collaboration project with The Culture and Arts Division - Jerusalem Municipality.

Thanks to: Tom Borkovsky, Rafi Dvir, Machol Shalem Dance House, ‘YAEL’ Forum, Tali Ofri, The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance, Merhav Mahol Dance School & Festival, Beit Mazia Theatre - Mazia Dance Series 2017.


Annabelle Dvir - choreographer, dance performer and dance teacher, B.Dance with dean's honor from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance - The choreography program, The J.A.D.E ensemble & teaching method certification. Masters student in dance - the choreography program. Her works were presented in various frameworks: Mob Body - The International Dance Week - Machol Shalem Dance Festival, Between Three Pieces - First Upcoming - The Israeli Choreographers Association, The Whale and The Crow - Adama Dance Festival, Rooms - Diablogue dance series. Performer in the exhibition Presence by Urska Savage (Czech republic-Israel).

"My creative process is driven by an instinctive search after the actions of the body, through the memory of its tangible pain experience, the embodiment of real - life situations and the ever changing contour of the body as a material."