Debut of Behind the Lens by Bill Hebert, BHPhotos

Carbon Dance Theater – Photo by Bill Hebert

Welcome to the debut post of my very first photo column titled “Behind the Lens”.

So what is my goal for this column?  To each week bring you an image spotlighting the artists in our amazing community that I have had the pleasure of photographing.

For the debut post I decided to go with the most recent performance I photographed which was the 2011 A.W.A.R.D. show and an image from this year’s winning choreographer, Meredith Rainey. You can next see Meredith Rainey and his company Carbon Dance Theatre on August 26-28th at the Performance Garage as they next bring you “Perceive:Perform”.

I wanted to thank Steven Weisz for inviting me to do this photo column and thank you to the amazing Philadelphia Dance community for giving me amazing works of art and expression for me to capture. I look forward to sharing these images with you and also look forward to reading your comments about the images and about the artists themselves.

-Bill Hebert

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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  1. What your work brings to the community is so wonderful! I look forward to your column! Thank you Bill and Steven!

  2. Fabulous! Bill’s love of dance is evident in constant presence and abundant lovely photos.

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