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Lots of Our Faves Won Bessies Last Night

“I love awards,” declared the inimitable Judith Jamison last night at the Bessies. “But then I’ve had a lot of practice.” Presenting alongside Amar Ramasar—who couldn’t help giggling at her—Jamison lit up the entire theater with her enthusiasm. Awards are always great when they’re going to the people you love and admire most. And last […]

Early 2015 Bessies Winners and Nominees Announced

Storyboard P. Courtesy Akintola Hanif, still from Black Magic Last week, the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards (known as the Bessies), announced the nominees for its prestigious 2015 Emerging Choreographer award. Troy Schumacher, Moriah Evans, Storyboard P and Yves Laris Cohen, a diverse group of young dancemakers, were each deservedly nominated for the […]

The Bessies Announce Emerging Choreographer Nominees

The Bessies has a history of highlighting the most exciting dance made in New York City. Officially known as the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, the commitee consists of 40 members from various backgrounds. Their 2015 nominees for Emerging Choreographer have just been announced, and they’re as intriguing as ever:   Troy Schumacher, the New York City […]

Last Night at The Bessies

Last night marked the 30th anniversary of The Bessies, or the New York Dance and Performance Awards, which annually salute the most outstanding work presented in New York City over the past year. Although the ceremony moved uptown to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater a few years ago, and flung open its doors to dance of […]

2013 Bessies: The Highlights

Once a year, the New York dance community takes a night off to celebrate its biggest triumphs and brightest talents.   Well, most of the community takes the night off. At yesterday’s The Bessies, the NY Dance and Performance Awards, the awardees were such a prolific group that half of them were busy performing in […]

The Bessies at the Apollo Tonight!

Sure it’s an Awards show, but equally important is the fact that the Bessies is a collaboration between several NYC dance institutions. For years it was the amiable co-production of Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and the Joyce. Now the Bessies are done in collaboration with Dance/NYC, but other trusty organizations are involved: the Field, […]

Highlights of the Bessies

After a one-year hiatus, Lucy Sexton re-booted the Bessies in collaboration with Dance/NYC. She welcomed us to Symphony Space (even gave pizza to those waiting on line outdoors) and told us this is a transitional year. She’s been meeting with various portions of the NYC dance world to come up with a new format that […]