Once a year, the entire dance community comes together at the New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, to acknowledge and honor the outstanding works, dance companies and choreographers that have moved us.
"Buckfast's Bee Bows Out" is the latest offering from acclaimed dancer and choreographer Keely Garfield. Shedding her recent over-the-top epics, Garfield embraces the optimism of empty space and redefines herself for the time bee...ing.
The nation's premier Latino dance company transforms the stage of The Apollo Theater into a glamorous social dance hall with three company premieres that put a contemporary spin on Cuba's danzon, Argentina's tango, and 1980s Spanish pop. Vibrant live music rounds out the not-to-be-missed evening.
The evening will include a new untitled work guided by the Gurunsi divination system bagger, a ritual where form and structure are suggested through the meaning inherent in thrown cowrie shells. Also on the program, "Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO" is inspired by Badolo’s rich family legacy as it traces the journey of his great-great-grandfather.
American Ballet Theatre’s renowned dancers will perform a survey of Alexei Ratmansky’s work, and Ratmansky will join members of ABT’s artistic team to discuss his career and creative process.