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YOU’RE INVITED! The BESSIES New York Dance and Performance Awards Oct 7, NYC

The Bessies

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You’re Invited:

New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies
Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC

Monday, October 7, 2012

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Awards honoring dance performed in the 2012-13 season presented by
Annie B-Parsons, Joe Levasseur, Meredith Monk, Steve Paxton, Rajika Puri,
Desmond Richardson
, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Christopher Wheeldon, and more.
Performances of work by Paul Taylor, Darrell Jones, and Joannna Kotze.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, ceremony begins promptly at 8:00 pm.
Drinks and food available for purchase at the theater.

Tickets $10, available at www.apollotheater.org and at the Apollo box office.


To further support the Bessies, please choose the Bessie Supporter ticket for $20, online or at the Apollo box office.

Join the Bessie Angels at a pre-show benefit reception at Corner Social beginning at 6:00 pm. Click here for details and to purchase tickets, which include admission to the Awards.

Everyone is invited to the free after-party following the ceremony at the Alhambra Ballroom, sponsored by Two Boots Pizza and hosted by the Junior Committee of Dance/NYC.

Last chance to place an ad in the Bessie program!
The purchase deadline is Monday, September 9.
For details, contact Cassandra Neville at cneville.thebessiesadsales@gmail.com


Photos 2012 Christopher Duggan

The Bessies Awards pre-show cocktail reception is a fundraiser to benefit The Bessies, a sponsored program with Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906, (212)691-6969, http://www.thefield.org. A copy of The Field’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a tax deduction for all but the $15 value of refreshments.

The New York Dance and Performance Awards, aka the Bessies, have saluted outstanding dance work since 1984. They were founded by David White and named for the treasured teacher of dance and composition, Bessie Schonberg. www.dancenyc.org/bessies

Dance/NYC‘s mission is to bolster the support structure for dance in the New York City metropolitan area, serving as a voice and guide for dance artists and managers. Dance/NYC works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, to achieve this mission and execute on core program areas. www.dancenyc.org

The Bessies are co-sponsored by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Harkness Foundation for Dance. We thank them for their support and for all they do for dance.

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