"Plus ça change . . . " The 20th anniversary of the "Bessies," a/k/a the New York Dance and Performance Awards, reiterated familiar themes, unwelcome and welcome: Times are tough for downtown dance, but we're still here. And so we were—a meeting-greeting horde of us crammed into the Joyce, where the first Bessies were presented in 1984, in honor of Bessie Schönberg (still living at the time), the legendary dance composition teacher and guru to... More >>>