POD serves up some Mixed Drinks

POD (Point of Departure) served up an awesome show over the weekend “Mixed Drinks” pairing 30 different choreographers with a composer.  The extra twists were each choreographer didn’t receive their music till the evening before, had only 2 minutes each to show their stuff and some choreographers were paired with the same composer/score of music which made it extra interesting since you got the chance to see how the same music was interpreted by different choreographers. It was just a special night bringing together a diverse mix of our dance community which I REALLY hope happens again soon.

Choreographers/Performers included: Bethany Formica, Scott Park, David Konyk, Christina Catanese, Charles Tyson, Jr., Joy Miriama Smith, Melissa Chisena, Keila Cordova, Ellie Goudie-Averill, Shaily Dadiala, Maria Urrutia, Greg Annuth, Kelly Adorno, Kat Richter, Lauren Williams, Thomas Choinacky, Becca Weber, Rain Ross, Lesya Popil, Elizabeth Reynolds, Ellen Gerdes, Jenn Rose, Stephanie Hyland, Meredith Steinberg, Brittany Griffiths, Jennifer Yackel, Lindsay Browning, Alie Vidich, Gabrielle Giordano and CJ Holm.

So far i’ve shown you a pic from Bethany Formica’s piece so sit back, relax and enjoy 29 more images from the rest of the choreographers from last night’s show.  That’s right an extra special photo column with count them 30 images taken by yours truly Bill Hebert.  It’s a Christmas Miracle.  Enjoy! =)

All photos by Bill Hebert (BHPhotos)

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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