Behind the Lens goes on the road with the DASH

Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert

I’ve gotten to know some really AMAZING artists in NYC in the just over 10+ years i’ve been shooting.  Some through shooting at APAP and most through a performance series called The Current Sessions (www.thecurrentsessions.com) in NY.  One of the artists I met at one of the Current Sessions performances was Gregory Dolbashian. Greg is co-founder of the Playground (http://theplaygroundnyc.org/) which is “an innovative network of exchanges through merging professional dancers and choreographers; provides a movement lab that is financially accommodating, easily accessible, and artistically rewarding for all of its participants” but also director of the DASH Ensemble (http://www.thedashensemble.org). Recently I stopped by rehearsal with the DASH as they prepare for a pre-holiday weekend performance at NYU’s Jack Crystal Theater.

Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Photo by Bill Hebert

The pictures give a glimpse of what the DASH Ensemble is all about but to really experience what the DASH is all about you must see them live and July 1st is your next chance. Their show info is below and for more info about the DASH go to their website (http://www.thedashensemble.org)

Upcoming Shows for the DASH Ensemble

July 1st at 7:30 at NYU’s Jack Crystal Theater
Located at 111 2nd Avenue, 5th floor in NYC

About 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, RubberbandDance 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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