“The dance world’s highest honors, the Academy Awards of dance” –NY Times

“With its radically inclusive ethos, the Bessies thrusts far-flung pockets of the dance world into close contact. Maybe everyone in the theater saw something new.” –Siobhan Burke, NY Times

Come see the dance world honor the outstanding dance and performance happening in NYC! Hosted by Shernita Anderson and James Whiteside, the night will feature live performances by 2017 Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Will Rawls, and other esteemed Bessie-recognized dance artists. For a full list of this year’s nominated artists, go to bessies.org. NY’s premier awards for dance honor choreographers, performers, and designers, as well as Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. A night not to be missed. All are welcome.

Chuck Davis
Photography by Christopher Duggan.
circus amok performs at The Bessies 2015 photo credit Christopher Duggan
Photography by Christopher Duggan.
urban bush women perform at the Bessies 2015, photo credit Christopher Duggan
Photography by Christopher Duggan.
Photo credit_ Christopher Duggan
Desmond Richardson, Renee Robinson, and Herman Cornejo. Photography by Christopher Duggan.