InRehearsal – Sit Down Stand Up

Photo by Bill Hebert

by Bill Hebert for The Dance Journal

So especially now as folks are prepping for Fringe and their fall season shows the end of summer for Philly Dance can be very quiet which can leave a performance photographer well pulling their hair out from being bored. =)

So I decided to contact one of the folks I had met a few years ago Jessica Noel who was doing a Fringe show with another dancer/choreographer Leslie Davidson and swing by their rehearsal for their Fringe show which will be at Philly PACK in Queen Village. So I guess this is a photo column/Fringe preview.

Their show “Sit Down. Stand Up.” is contemporary dance piece choreographed and performed by Leslie Davidson and Jessica Noel about the constant roller coaster ride of the human psyche while involved in a turbulent relationship told to the music of Radiohead. How cool is that?

For now enjoy this glimpse into their rehearsal process and if you would like more info about their show you can find it at the end of the photo column. Enjoy!

Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert
Photo by Bill Hebert

Show Info:
Sit Down. Stand Up.
Jessica Noel and Leslie Davidson of Philly PACK (729 South 4th Street)
Performances: Sept 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th at 8pm
Tix just $10

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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