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NY Choreographer with Philly ties prepares to bring CAVIDAD to the Fringe

So if anyone asked, BillH what do you like photographing most? For me it’s always rehearsals. Don’t get me wrong I love the live performances that come from them but in rehearsal the images are more how I see the movement that I see being created and not so much reacting to it. Basically I get to lend more of my personal style to the moments.

This past weekend while I was in NY I got to swing by rehearsal with Uarts alum & Choreographer Enza DePalma. Enza is in rehearsal preparing for her FringeArts debut in September of her work “CAVIDAD”, September 6th thru 8th and September 13th to the 15th at the Fleisher Sanctuary. For more information go to www.EnzaDePalma.com but for now enjoy this glimpse inside “CAVIDAD.”

Oh and if you look REAL close I make a cameo in one of the pics…darn studio mirrors, can you find me? It will be like playing Where’s Waldo but without the stripped shirt & hat but I do wear glasses. =)

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Choreography by Enza DePalma, All Photos by Bill Hebert.

- Bill Hebert

Bill Hebert (pronounced AY-BEAR), has been photographing performances in Philadelphia and New York for 10+ years now primarily capturing dance. He has worked such local artists as KYLD, Rennie Harris Puremovement(RHPM), AMM&DCO, Headlong Dance Theater, BalletX, Winged Woman Dance/Tina Heuges, SHARP Dance and Group Motion among many others in Philadelphia. NY based and touring companies Bill has had the pleasure of working with include: Complexions, Limon Dance, Parsons Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Camille A Brown, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Synthesis Dance Project, Stacey Tookey (Still Motion 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 Dance Affiliates (NextMove Series), Temple University's Dance Department Performance Photographer and Rehearsal Photographer for BalletX.

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1 Comment

  1. Emma says:

    I totally agree with you Bill. There are special moments that happen in rehearsal that cannot always be captured or noticed during the performance. I think these photos also bring a human quality to the dancers and the dance itself, as both are developing through the rehearsal process.