Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Bessies in pictures!

The 2017 Bessie Awards
in Pictures

All photos by AK47 Division

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (left) with presenter Dianne McIntyre
Lela Aisha Jones (far left) greets Eva Yaa Asantewaa at pre-show tribute to nominees.
To right of Eva, Nia Love and Kayla Hamilton of Skeleton Architecture collective.
In far background, another Skeleton Architecture member, Leslie Parker
Members of Skeleton Architecture take a knee
after receiving one of the four Outstanding Performer awards.
Fearless leader Lucy Sexton,
Executive Director of The Bessies,
welcomes the crowd.
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer
Bridgman
with presenter Reid Bartelme
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
dances Bitter Tongue (1987)
The evening's hosts:
left, James Whiteside of American Ballet Theatre
with performance artist Shernita Anderson
Below: backstage with James and Shernita
Daaimah Taalib-Din of Abdel Salaam's Forces of Nature
Will Rawls and Ishmael Houston-Jones
Above and below: Thomas F. DeFrantz
presented an award to Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Anna Schön
Bedazzled audience at the 2017 Bessies

Now, do you want to see Bessies 2017 in action? Check out the livestream video on The Bessies' Facebook page here!

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