On Sunday, September 23rd, Photographer Bill Hebert steps from behind his lens to bring you the 4th installment of his Choreography Showcase at the Community Education Center (CEC) located at 3500 Lancaster Ave. Tickets are $12 General Admission or $10 for Dance Professionals, Students, and Seniors with ID. They can be purchased online at http://www.danceboxoffice.com and at the venue the day of the show.
Now in it’s 4th year Bill Hebert’s Choreography showcase gives dance artists another venue to show their work and have their artistic voices be heard. The showcase itself is about celebrating dance and the Philadelphia Dance community as a whole.
This years’ artists/choreographers include: Monarch Dance (Tabatha Robinson-Scott); Dangerous and Movin’ (Scott Park); MM2 Modern Dance Company; Lauren Williams; Alexis Convento & Artists (guest artist from NY); Kiara Lopez; Fernando Quinones; Megan Mizanty; Underground Dance Works (Charles Tyson) and video dance short filmed and edited by Bill Hebert himself. The show will be followed by a short post-show reception afterwards.
ABOUT BILL HEBERT
Bill Hebert is a Philadelphia based dance photographer that has had the pleasure of photographing touring artists such as Doug Varone & Dancers, Parsons, Camille A. Brown as well as local companies such as BalletX, Group Motion and many, many more. As producer Bill has had the pleasure of showcasing SHARP Dance, Winged Woman Dance, kerPlunk (from NY), Dante Puleio (dancer with Limon Dance Company), Monarch Dance and numerous others including those presenting work this year.
PRESENTING ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Alexis Convento & Artists – guest choreographer Alexis Convento, a Philadelphia native, is Artistic Director/Choreographer of Alexis Convento & Artists, a contemporary modern and improvisational dance company based in New York City. Started in 2011 the company has already performed at The Cunningham Theatre (WestFest, Dec 2011), Baruch Performing Arts Center (REVERBDance APAP, Jan 2012), The Wild Project (The Current Sessions, Aug/Nov 2011), Salvatore Capezio Theater (Guest Artists, July 2011 & Peridance Showcases, February/August 2011) and Muller/The WORKS Foundation (HATCH: Presenting Series, Nov 2011). Through our sense of contemporary movement, ALEXIS CONVENTO & artists become available to moments of freedom through willingness and action. Our company recognizes both gestural and athletic phrases, fluid transitions, and instinctual qualities through choreography and improvisational score. We are interested in the evolution of artistry by melding dance with sensory and texture in order to create a high level of integrity during the process on and off stage
Monarch Dance Company– director/choreographer Tabatha Robinson Scott’s company based in the Lehigh Valley and now in it’s 13th season has performed evening length shows at Old Christ Church Neighborhood House, the Performance Garage, Temple University’s Conwell Dance Theater and in NY at Dance New Amsterdam and the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Tabatha has also had her choreography performed by various companies including In Motion Dance Company who performed her work in London during the Olympics. Monarch’s mission is to produce contemporary culturally poignant work versed in the community and the artists it supports. Through educational residencies and performances, Monarch strives to reach new audiences, introducing them to the realm of Afro-Contemporary dance.
MM2 Modern Dance Company – under the direction of Steven Weisz MM2 has established itself as an incubator, providing support, space and opportunities for new emerging dance artists, who wish to explore the choreographic process, in order to cultivate and introduce new work to new audiences. MM2 dancers are committed to creating and performing a new body of work each year. The company has toured both nationally and internationally. In 2012, MM2 Modern Dance will tour Toronto, Canada; and in 2013, MM2 is scheduled to perform in Spain, with additional countries currently being negotiated.
BHPhotos Choreography Showcase IV
Sunday, September 23rd at 7:30
Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Avenue
Tickets: $12 General Admission or $10 for Dance Professionals, Students, and Seniors with ID and can be purchased online at www.danceboxoffice.com or at the venue the day of the show.