A full live album – a soundtrack of flesh and voice, in which the performers assemble to practice the instrumental-musical and the tangible-sensory impulse that arises from the collision between their body and the floor. Their body as an instrument surrounded by other instruments – drums and electric guitars. Together, they examine the ritualism of the slamming action, re-experiencing and witnessing pleasure despite pain, coercion and liberation, focusing on the physical and behavioral shape of the soundscape. Through various audial-sonoric images, vocal archetypes and “the instruments’ song”, they choose to alter the meaning of visual perception, procuring new connotations for it, rebuilding the moment of fragmentation. They ask how are actions, physical forms, and sensations perceived as painful, dangerous or violent, influenced by a soundscape?
Annabelle Dvir is an Israeli-Georgian choreographer-composer, voice artist and dance performer who researches live art through the tension between sensation and presentation, the heard and the seen. She creates extreme physical-vocal practices in pursuit of that which the act of art has to offer to the aching, bent body. Annabelle earned her MA and BA with Dean’s honors from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and graduated from the Kelim Choreography Program. She is the recipient of the 2018 ImPulsTanz DanceWEB scholarship, and the Art Excellence Award of Holon Municipality 2014 and 2018. She has performed her work in the frame of Diver Festival, From Jaffa to Agripas Festival, International Exposure, MASH International Dance Week, Intimadance, APH Vilnius Lithuania, ALTOFEST – Italy, Tights: Dance & Thought, Between Heaven and Earth Festival, The Jerusalem Biennale and more.
7 INCH OF SLAM was premiered as part of the first collaboration between Diver Festival Tel Aviv 2019 and From Jaffa to Agripas Festival Jerusalem 2019; Showcased at International Exposure 2019; Produced with the support of Mifal Hapais – The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts, The School of Movement and Dance – Kiryat Hatarbut Ness Ziona and The Israeli Choreographers Association.
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