Nominees for 2022 Bessie Awards


The NY Dance and Efficiency Awards, The Bessies, New York Metropolis’s premier dance awards honoring excellent artistic work within the area, has introduced the nominees for the 2022 Bessie Awards at a digital press convention hosted by Gibney. The Bessies additionally introduced that famend choreographer and dancer Nai-Ni Chen might be posthumously honored with the 2022 award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. Christine Jowers, founding editor of the net publication The Dance Fanatic, will obtain the 2022 Service to the Area of Dance Award. 

The group will host a Bessie Awards Reception on Friday, December 16. Produced by H+ | TOTEM Productions, this fundraising reception might be held at Chelsea Manufacturing unit in Manhattan, and also will be streamed dwell. Tickets for the in-person occasion will begin at $38 to commemorate the 38th 12 months, obtainable at restricted capability. Tickets for the livestream might be obtainable by donation. Tickets might be obtainable starting November 1. 

Nominations are made by the Bessie Awards Choice Committee, an unbiased committee of roughly 20 dance trade professionals. Works offered between June 1, 2021 and Might 31, 2022 had been eligible for consideration. Award classes embody Excellent Choreographer/Creator, Excellent Revival, Excellent Performer, Excellent Sound Design or Music Composition, and Excellent Visible Design. 

Bessies Govt Director Heather Robles stated, “Artists are important to the well being of our society. We honor their course of, labor, artistic dedication and repair with this 12 months’s nominations.” 

The 2022 Bessie Awards Nominations 

Excellent Choreographer/Creator: 

Kyle Abraham, An Untitled Love (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Sidra Bell, SUSPENDED ANIMATION (New York Metropolis Ballet Fall Style Gala at David H. Koch Theater)

Camille A. Brown, Fireplace Shut Up in My Bones (The Metropolitan Opera)

Leslie Cuyjet, Blur (Open name at The Shed)

Indigenous Enterprise, Indigenous Liberation (The Joyce Theater)

Invoice T. Jones, Janet Wong, and Invoice T. Jones/Arnie Zane Firm, Deep Blue Sea (Park Avenue Armory)

Rashaad Newsome, Meeting (Park Avenue Armory)

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, On the best way, undone (Crossing the Line Pageant 2021 at Weeksville Heritage Middle)

Eiko Otake, The Duet Undertaking: Distance is Malleable (NYU Skirball)

Anna Sperber, Bow Echo (Introduced by XO Tasks Inc. at Outdated American Can Manufacturing unit)

Raúl Tamez on Limón Dance Firm, Migrant Mom (The Joyce Theater)

Sasha Waltz, In C (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Excellent Performer: 

Soledad Barrio, Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca (By Soledad Barrio, The Joyce Theater)

Krudxs Cubensi, Queer Hip Hop Cypher (Park Avenue Armory)

Kayla Farrish, December eighth (By Kayla Farrish in collaboration with Belinda McGuire The Eva Yaa Asantewaa Solo for Solo Exhibiting Gibney)

Carla Forte, Ildiko Toth, Joanna Lesnierowska, Ermira Goro, Rosalynde LeBlanc and Colleen Thomas, Gentle and Want (By Colleen Thomas, New York Dwell Arts)

Antonio Granjero, Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca (By Soledad Barrio, The Joyce Theater)

Lloyd Knight, with Martha Graham Dance Firm, Treading (By Elisa Monté, The Joyce Theater)

zavé martohardjono, TERRITORY: The Island Remembers (By zavé martohardjono in collaboration with x, Ube Halaya, Raha Behnam, Marielys Burgos Meléndez, Julia Santoli, Katherine De La Cruz, Jordan Reed, Theresee Tull, Proteo Media + Efficiency

Nikolai McKenzie, A Jamaican Battyboy in America (By Arthur Aviles, Hemispheric Institute at NYU and BAAD!)

Doron Perk, Grandfather Go to (By Doron Perk, offered via LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Tradition on the 14thAvenue Y)

Antonio Ramos, Puro Teatro (By luciana achugar, The Chocolate Manufacturing unit Theater)

Yesenia Selier, Queer Hip Hop Cypher (Park Avenue Armory)

Shannon Tyo as “Afong Moy”, The Chinese language Girl (By Lloyd Suh, directed by Ralph B. Peña, The Barrington Stage Firm and Ma-Yi Theater Firm Manufacturing The Public Theater)

Excellent Revival: 

A Jamaican Battyboy in America (Carried out by Nikolai Mckenzie, Ben Rema, Hemispheric Institute at NYU & BAAD!)

L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Carried out by Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Set and Reset/Reset (Carried out by Candoco Dance Firm, Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Treading (Carried out by Martha Graham Dance Firm, The Joyce Theater)

Excellent Sound Design or Musical Composition: 

Marc Álvarez (association), Carmen (By Johan Inger, carried out by Compañia Nacional de Danza, The Joyce Theater)

Donald Eaton, Jerome Hunter, Abdel R. Salaam, Kweku Sumbry and Ok. Osei Williams, TERRESTRIAL WOMBS (By Abdel R. Salaam, offered at DanceAfrica, Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Efrain Rozas, Puro Teatro (By luciana achugar, The Chocolate Manufacturing unit Theater)

Kwami Winfield, STELLAR (Digital Efficiency by Kyle Marshall, Baryshnikov Arts Middle)

Excellent Visible Design: 

Elizabeth Diller – DS+R, Peter Nigrini and Robert Wierzel (Visible Surroundings, Video Projection and Lighting Design), Deep Blue Sea (By Invoice T. Jones, Janet Wong, and Invoice T. Jones/Arnie Zane Firm, Park Avenue Armory)

Indigenous Enterprise (Projection, Costume Design and Lighting Design), Indigenous Liberation (By Indigenous Enterprise, The Joyce Theater)

Andrew Jordan and Joe Levasseur (Costume Design and Lighting Design), Narcissus (By Christopher Williams, New York Dwell Arts) 

New Associates – Ivi Diamantopoulou, Jaffer Kolb and Rashaad Newsome Studio with Truman T. Brown Jr. and Howie B., Kimberly Jones, Randy Rosenthal (Set Design and Costume Design), Meeting (By Rashaad Newsome, Park Avenue Armory)

Excellent Breakout Choreographer:

Flex Kingdom: Jabari Gooding, Obinnaya Williams and Diamond DuBose 

Solar Kim

Princess Lockerooo 

Angie Pittman 

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