For 22 years, the handing out of the New York Dance & Performance Awards, a.k.a. the Bessies, has ushered in the Fall season. At the 2006 event, co-produced by Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace, and the Joyce Theater, the lobby of the Joyce buzzed with burning questions, like "How was your summer?." There were hugs to exchange, news to pass on, and babies to admire. Onstage, Cathy Edwards, Dance Theater Workshop's outgoing artistic director, welcomed her successor, Carla Peterson. Laurie Uprichard of Danspace mentioned some in the field who had died during the year: Katherine Dunham, Willie Ninja, and Carsin (Carol Bloom), a longtime volunteer... More >>>
By photo: Julieta Cervantes.
Bebe Miller and Stephen Petronio hosting the Bessies