The NY Dance and Performance Awards, or The Bessies, are "one of the highest honors in the dance world" according to the NY Times. For nearly three decades they have recognized outstanding choreography and related work in the field of dance and performance.
This year's ceremony will feature performances by Bessie Award winning choreographers Paul Taylor, Darrell Jones, and Joanna Kotze. Awards for the 2012-13 season will be presented by such luminaries as Meredith Monk, Christopher Wheeldon, Steve Paxton, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Joe Levasseur, Rajika Puri, and Buddha Stretch.
There will be special presentations of the 2013 Bessie for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.
All are invited to this annual gathering of the city's dance artists.
Tickets: $20, $10
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
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