Bessies, New York Dance and Performance Awards
The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies have recognized outstanding dance and performance work in NY for 31 years. Work is nominated by The Bessies Selection Committee of 40 dance artists, curators, writers, teachers, and thinkers. If you would like to be part of The Bessies process, please join The Bessies League. The League nominates people to serve on the Selection Committee; participates in yearly discussions on how The Bessies might better serve dance artists; passes on names of dance practitioners who have died that year so they might be included in the "in memoriam" tribute at the ceremony; is invited to the press conference announcing nominations in July; and is offered first crack at tickets for the annual awards. The Bessies are as good as we make them. We need your input. Annual dues are $10. Join today by clicking the donation link below and donating $10. Thanks!