A Glimpse Inside – Rehearsal with Temple University senior Julee Mahon

I know it’s been a few weeks but back with another photo column and with pics from where I really think i’m happiest, in rehearsal. Today I got to stop by rehearsal with Miss Julee Mahon a senior BFA candidate in Temple University’s Department of Dance as she prepares for her senior thesis performance.

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again I just love seeing art being created. On stage we see the end result but not often how that creative vision came to be. In rehearsal we get an intimate look inside the creative process sometimes seeing moments that may not even make the stage but are still very important to the choreographers vision. Plus you never really know what you’ll get documenting a rehearsal.

I hope you enjoy these images and please feel free to comment away.

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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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