Temple University’s Celebration of World Water Day with SWELL

Dance students at Temple University presented SWELL, a celebration of World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22 in the Conwell Dance Theater. SWELL was an evening of dance featuring a special performance by opera singer Asha Larson and a presentation from environmental scientist and Temple Professor Fletcher Chmarra-Huff. The event was scheduled in observance of the United Nations holiday devoted to raising public attention to the critical water issues of our era. It was the third-year Temple Dance students celebrated World Water Day creating works that respond to the spiritual and life giving properties of water.

All photos copyright 2017, 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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