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Drexel Dance helps christen the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

Recently I attended the opening reception of the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery on Drexel’s campus which featured an exhibit of work by contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu and for this opening night event a performance by members of the Drexel Dance Ensemble choreographed by Tania Isaac.

I love the fact that more and more choreographers are getting the chance to bring their art of making movement into galleries and museums seeing the dancers interact with a given exhibit and at times with the audience there to attend.

Here are a handful of images from the event.  Be sure to check out the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery located in the URBN Center Annex at 3401 Filbert Street and of course keep an eye out for upcoming performances by the Drexel Dance Ensemble and also the work of Miss Tania Issac…

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Additional credit information: Drexel Dance Ensemble performing “a shady place” choreographed by Tania Isaac within “suspended playtime” installation by Wangechi Mutu. Costumes by Katie Coble. Original music score by Chris Farrell.

All photos by Bill Hebert (BHPhotos) and courtesy of the Drexel Dance Ensemble and choreographer Tania Isaac. Any reproduction or re-posting without permission is strictly forbidden.

- Bill Hebert

Bill Hebert (pronounced AY-BEAR), has been photographing performances in Philadelphia and New York for almost 8 years now primarily capturing dance. He has worked such local artists as Montazh, Rennie Harris Puremovement(RHPM), Headlong Dance Theater, BalletX, Winged Woman Dance/Tina Heuges, Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Group Motion among many others in Philadelphia. NY based and touring companies Bill has had the pleasure of working with include: Paul Taylor, Limon Dance, Parsons Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Merce Cunningham, RubberbandDamce Group, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, River North Chicago Dance and Pilobolus. Bill has also had the pleasure of participating in three photography workshops with renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield.

Bill’s philosophy and mission is to “Capture the Essence of the Moment” and give the work a life beyond the stage.

Bill Hebert is currently a photographer for The University of Pennsylvania’s Dance Celebration series, was one of the photographers for both the 2008 & 2009 Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival, Choreographic Sketches in NY, 2010 IABD Conference and proud to be a part of the team for the “By Local” series in Philadelphia which will give local artists a chance to tell their story while doing what they love which is to entertain and enlighten others.

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  1. Sonia Alexander says:

    I wish to commend the Choreographer Tania Issac on a great job. She is always innovative and the idea to infuse dance and movement into a meseum exhibition is just brilliant. I can just see the images coming alive because of this. Keep up the good work and I am anxiously waiting to experience your brilliance in the Caribbean soon.