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The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies is the dance world’s most stellar annual gathering. Hosted by dance legends Desmond Richardson and Ayodele Casel, this year’s ceremony will include live dance performances, videos of all nominated work, and presentations of awards for outstanding choreography, performance, visual design, music composition, revival, service to the field of dance and lifetime achievement in dance. All are welcome to come salute and enjoy the best of New York’s wide world of dance!


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Mon, Oct 8 @ 7:30pm

Ayodele Casel Photo Credit Michael Higgins
Ayodele Casel | Photo Credit: Michael Higgins
Desmond Richardson Photo Karsten Staiger
Desmond Richardson | Photo Credit: Karsten Staiger