The night remained forever young at this year’s Bessies, what with live performances, videos, tearful and grinning thank you’s, hugs and cheers for the new slew of winners, and a costume sashay thrown into wild mix of celebration that took place tonight, October 8, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Two groundbreakers, Brooklyn Arts Exchange founder/director Marya Warshaw and avant-garde choreographer and dancer Simone Forti, have been tapped to receive The Bessies’ highest honors.
Glasses clinked and cheers crowded the air as this year’s 43 Bessie nominees were announced and celebrated today, July 11, at a cocktail party/press conference at Gibney 280, along with the winners of 2018 Juried Bessie Award and the 2018 NY Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding “Breakout” Choreographer.
Only Lee Breuer’s fantastical imagination, wit, and encyclopedic knowledge of theater, in association with his longtime collaborator Maude Mitchell, could… Read more »
Celebrating 47 Years, Garth Fagan Dance has four premieres up its sleeve for its Joyce Theater engagement, November 7-12. Two… Read more »
“Stories by Hand,” Preeti Vasudevan’s autobiographical solo that combines language, music and dance to tell its witty, poignant, and tragic… Read more »
When the 60 Pre K children at the University Settlement House on New York’s Lower East Side built their own… Read more »
The welcome mat for artists from the four corners of the globe has shone brightly at La MaMa’s theater… Read more »
When Beast 1 rolls out of Ai Design’s Tuckahoe studio workshop where it, along with its identical twin, Beast 2,… Read more »
As its lovers know, dance has a language of its own, written in space by the moving body. By graphically… Read more »
Inspired by Yoko Ono’s iconic 1964 “Cut Piece,” “Cut Piece for Pants Suit,” a performance in response to the 2016… Read more »
Even if 34 year old Jonah Bokaer had begun choreographing the year he was born, he would have had to… Read more »