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The Bessies Stand by Diversity

By January 17, 2017 No Comments

As the country enters a time of change in national leadership, the following dance and performing arts organizations have marked the occasion by posting, or reposting, statements expressing their core values. The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies has gathered the links to the statements in one document; the words they contain are written entirely independently by the organizations themselves. The Bessies salute and celebrate the values expressed by these cultural organizations, and remain committed to serving a wide diversity of dance and performing artists.

May we never lose sight of who we are and what we value. May we, as American art institutions continue to be beacons of the precious freedom of expression enshrined in the First Amendment of The US Constitution.

NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies

http://bessies.org/the-bessies-stand-by-diversity/

The Bessies have honored and supported the diversity inherent in our brilliant dance landscape since  foundation in 1984. In these troubling times, we wanted to take a moment to affirm our commitment to all members of the vast and varied dance-making community. We celebrate the differences of all individuals, each part of a vibrantly rich global family. Thank you for being a part of this community, for your art, and for all you do to take care of one another. Let us know how we can help in your efforts to unite, empower, protect, and create change.

 

The Alliance for Media, Arts, and Culture

http://www.thealliance.media/about/#mission

Artichoke Dance

http://www.artichokedance.org/ACT.html

 

BAM

http://www.bam.org/neighborhood/2017/the-ghostlight-project

 

Brooklyn Ballet

http://brooklynballet.org/about

 

The Chocolate Factory

http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/redesign/about/mission-history/

Yoshiko Chuma/School of Hard Knocks

http://daguerreotypemirrorwithamemory.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

 

Dance/NYC

https://www.dance.nyc/news/2017/01/Statement-on-Core-Values/

 

Danspace Project

http://www.danspaceproject.org/about/

 

The Field

http://www.thefield.org/content/mission-history

Green Space

http://www.greenspacestudio.org/mission.html

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/628459410674948/

Japan Society

http://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/performing_arts_program

 

La MaMa

http://lamama.org/about/mission-history/

 

Mount Tremper Arts

http://www.mounttremperarts.org/about-6

 

New York Live Arts

http://newyorklivearts.org/about/

 

The Public Theater

The New 42nd Street/The New Victory Theater

https://theghostlightproject.com/action-statement/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOryvmGjtRI/

Jody Sperling/ Time Lapse Dance

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/On-the-Importance-of-Truth-and-Beauty.html?soid=1101614286920&aid=tWTw5Tmh-mk

Spoke the Hub/Gowanus Arts

http://spokethehub.org/get-involved/gowanus-arts-development-project/

Coalition of tech companies

http://neveragain.tech

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

http://www.whitewavedance.com/about-white-wave/#mission