Nominees have been announced for this year’s New York Dance and Performance Awards — affectionately known as the Bessies, the dance world’s equivalent of the Tonys and Oscars.
The awards will be presented on Oct. 9 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts — a change of venue for the itinerant ceremony, which after years at the Apollo Theater moved last year to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
There were 12 nominees for outstanding production, including Taylor Mac’s titanic undertaking “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” which was also nominated for outstanding visual design; Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang’s “Monchichi,” at BAM Fisher, which had its premiere at Jacob’s Pillow; and Jessica Lang’s “Thousand Yard Stare,” at the Joyce last summer.
This year’s installment of Stephen Petronio’s “Bloodlines” project, which featured dances by Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton and Anna Halprin, was among the nominees for outstanding revived work, along with Jennifer Monson’s “Variations on Themes From Lost and Found: Scenes From a Life and Other Works by John Bernd” and Takao Kawaguchi’s “About Kazuo Ohno.”
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