The Bessies Steering Committee* invites you to celebrate New York’s dance artists as we announce this year’s nominees of the 2017 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Awards**. We will also present the 2017 Juried Bessie Award*** and the 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. Join us at 5pm for hors d’oeuvres, libations and special guest performances. At 6pm we will announce nominees and present awards. This annual celebration of the dance season is not to be missed!
Wednesday, July 12th, 5-7pm
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Tickets for 5pm Cocktail party available here! 6pm onward is free, all are invited.
*Bessie Steering Committee: Cora Cahan, Beverly D’Anne, Lane Harwell, Jeanne Linnes, Stanford Makishi, Nicky Paraiso, Carla Peterson, Tamia B. Santana, Laurie Uprichard, Martin Wechsler.
**Nominations are made by the 40-member Bessies Selection Committee.
***2017 Bessies Jury: Kyle Abraham, Brenda Bufalino, and Beth Gill