Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Who won Bessies?

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2012 New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies)

presented at The Apollo Theater
and hosted by Elizabeth Streb
October 15, 2012

Outstanding Production ("in large capacity venues--over 400 seats")

Event by Merce Cunningham
Park Avenue Armory

Outstanding Performer ("in large capacity venues--over 400 seats")

Silas Riener in Split Sides by Merce Cunningham
Brooklyn Academy of Music

Outstanding Production ("stretching the boundaries of a culturally specific form")

La Edad de Oro by Israel Galván
The Joyce Theater

Outstanding Performer ("stretching the boundaries of a culturally specific form")

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards "for sustained achievement in performance and her work with Jason Samuels Smith at The Joyce Theater"

Outstanding Production ("performed in a small capacity theater--under 400 seats")

Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church by Trajal Harrell
New York Live Arts

Outstanding Performer ("performed in a small capacity theater--under 400 seats")

Omagbitse Omagbemi "for sustained achievement in the woks of Keely Garfield, Ralph Lemon, David Gordon, Urban Bush Women, and many others"

Outstanding Production ("in the context of the expanding field of contemporary arts, dance, and performance practice")

The Thank-you Bar by Emily Johnson
New York Live Arts

Outstanding Performer ("in the context of the expanding field of contemporary arts, dance, and performance practice")

Nicolle Mannarino in Devotion Study #1 by Sarah Michelson
The Whitney Museum

Outstanding Revived Work

The Shining by Yvonne Meier, presented by New York Live Arts
The Invisible Dog Art Center

Outstanding Visual Design

Doris Dziersk, set design for Blessed by Meg Stuart
New York Live Arts

Outstanding Sound Design or Composition

Flamme Kapaya and band for more more more...future by Faustin Linkyekula, The French Institute's Crossing the Line Festival
The Kitchen

Outstanding Emerging Choreographer

Rashaun Mitchell for NOX
Danspace Project

2012 Juried Bessie Award recipient

Souleymane Badolo
Awarded by 2012 Jury: Lar Lubovitch, Yvonne Rainer and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

2012 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance

Paul Taylor

2012 Bessie Award for Service to the Field of Dance

Alice Tierstein

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