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Photos: Inside The 13th Annual DANCERS OVER 40 Legacy Awards Photo Photos: Inside The 13th Annual DANCERS OVER 40 Legacy Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021

Dancers Over 40 returned to 'live' events this Fall with the 13th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Dancers Over 40 Announces 13th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner Photo Dancers Over 40 Announces 13th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021

Dancers Over 40 will return to 'live' events this Fall with the 13th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner Monday, December 6, 2021. This celebration honoring their very own members Mercedes Ellington, Mary McCatty, Sue Samuels, Susan Sigrist and Tony Waag will be held at LIPS Restaurant, 227 East 56th Street 6 - 9pm.

Photos: Inside Dancers Over 40's CELEBRATION OF TOMMY TUNE At Actor's Temple Photo Photos: Inside Dancers Over 40's CELEBRATION OF TOMMY TUNE At Actor's Temple
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

Dancers Over 40's celebration of Tommy Tune and DO40 author Kevin Winkler’s book, Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune! Sold out! Over 120 in attendance at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC. Two panels, three performances, videos, and a premiere video from ADM21 rounded out the evening.

OKLAHOMA! Dancer Gabrielle Hamilton Named 'Outstanding Performer' At The Bessie Award Photo OKLAHOMA! Dancer Gabrielle Hamilton Named 'Outstanding Performer' At The Bessie Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2019

Oklahoma dancer, Gabrielle Hamilton wins a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer!

Host Justin Vivian Bond, Presenters, And Performers Announced For 35th Annual Bessie  Photo Host Justin Vivian Bond, Presenters, And Performers Announced For 35th Annual Bessie Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today that Obie and Bessie Award winner Justin Vivian Bond, hailed by The New Yorker as “the best cabaret artist of their generation,' will host the 2019 awards ceremony. The performers and award presenters were also revealed.

Broadway Veteran & Jazz Dance Icon JoJo Smith Passes Away At Age 80 Photo Broadway Veteran & Jazz Dance Icon JoJo Smith Passes Away At Age 80
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2019

JoJo Smith, known as 'The King of New York' for his extensive contributions to Broadway and the dance industry, has died. He was 80.

Join Dixon Place For The 30-30-30 End Of Year Dance Benefit Photo Join Dixon Place For The 30-30-30 End Of Year Dance Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Dec 25, 2018

Join Dixon Place for a very special celebratory finale on Sunday, December 30th, featuring 30 dance companies showcasing 3 minutes of work each, saluting the close of the 32nd Anniversary Year for NYC's pre-eminent artistic incubator.

DO40 Presents We're Still Here! To Celebrate It's 25th Anniversary Photo DO40 Presents We're Still Here! To Celebrate It's 25th Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2018

Dancers Over 40 begins the Fall season with We're Still Here! A Song and Dance concert to celebrate it's 25th Anniversary and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Monday, October 15th, 8PM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC.

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Awards Photo The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2017

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2017 award recipients tonight at the 33rd annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement in Dance and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2017 Bessie Award recipients follows.

The Bessie Awards Announce Presenters and Performers Photo The Bessie Awards Announce Presenters and Performers
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2017

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce the lineup of special guests for the 33rd annual Bessie Awards. The ceremony, hosted by performance artist/entertainer Shernita Anderson and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside, will be held on Monday, October 9, at 7:30pm, at NYU's Skirball Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30pm for red carpet and pre-show celebrations.

The Bessie Awards Announces 2017 Nominees
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 12, 2017

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2016?17 season at the Bessies press conference. The nominees were selected by the Bessie Awards Selection Committee, an independent committee of 38 dance industry professionals. Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revived Work, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The list of nominations follows. 

The Bessies Announce Emerging Choreographer Nominees, Juried Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced that the nominees for the 2017 Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award are Lela Aisha Jones, Niall Jones, Will Rawls, and Kate Skarpetowska. The Bessies are also thrilled to announce that Abby Zbikowski will receive the 2017 Juried Bessie Award.

This Weekend Kat Wildish presents PERFORMING IN NY Showcase
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2017

Renowned ballet teacher Kat Wildish created the Performing in NY Showcases to give her eclectic adult students a rare opportunity: the chance to perform real classical repertoire in a professional theater in Manhattan.

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2015-16 season award recipients tonight at the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2016 Bessie Award recipients follows.

Adrienne Truscott to Host 2016 Bessie Awards; Presenters, Special Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the host and presenters for the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards.

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list!

Adrienne Truscott to Host 2016 Bessie Awards; Presenters, Special Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the host and presenters for the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards.

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list!

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminaries—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant—July    6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown.

BWW Dance Review: NEW YORK JAZZ CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT a Plethora of Jazz Dances
by Marsha Volgyi - Apr 14, 2016

At the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, located near Union Square, on April 9, 2016 the New York Jazz Choreography Project (NYJCP) had a line-up of thirteen jazz dances. Some of those acts ranged from duets to large ensembles. Their co-artistic director, Marian Hyun, spoke to the audience briefly to describe the goals of this not-for-profit organization. One of these goals is to keep American jazz dance thriving. The dance style of jazz is very important to me because this is what fuels many of the steps in numerous Broadway shows. Jazz has also showcased many great artists over the decades-Bob Fosse, Luigi, Ann Reinking, Jerome Robbins, and hundreds more. For this review, I will be highlighting my five favorite pieces. Each piece of the evening was a joy, yet I want to discuss those dancers and acts that significantly stood out to me.

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