The Bessies: the fifth annual New York Dance & Performance Awards
NamesSetterfield, Valda (Host)Irwin, Bill, 1950- (Host)Irwin, Bill, 1950- (Honoree)White, David R (Speaker)Schönberg, Bessie (Contributor)Snyder, Huck (Contributor)Tipton, Jennifer (Contributor)Ferri, David (Honoree)Mullins, Carol (Honoree)Geiser, Janie (Honoree)Pressner, Stan (Honoree)Tyler, Edwina Lee (Speaker)Baker, James, drummer (Contributor)Halpern, Jeff (Honoree)Tyranny, Blue Gene, 1945- (Honoree)Skura, Stephanie (Choreographer)Lachambre, Benoît (Dancer)Moran, Brian (Dancer)Rousseve, David (Dancer)Segal, Margery (Dancer)Wanner, Debra (Dancer)Jones, Bill T (Speaker)Jones, Bill T (Choreographer)Jones, Bill T (Dancer)Greco, Stephen (Speaker)Whitfield, Tony (Contributor)Shultz, Mary (Speaker)Vawter, Ron (Speaker)Vawter, Ron (Honoree)Lennon, Joseph (Honoree)Sabado, Keith (Honoree)Pennewell, Norwood (Honoree)Gries, Lance (Honoree)Johnson, Kate (Honoree)Carlson, Ann, 1954- (Creator)Cale, David (Speaker)Reitz, Dana (Speaker)O'Connor, Tere (Contributor)Hamilton, Ann, 1956- (Honoree)Vandekeybus, Wim (Honoree)Mey, Thierry de (Honoree)Vermeersch, Peter (Honoree)Kelly, John, 1954- (Honoree)Streb, Elizabeth (Honoree)Forsythe, William, 1955- (Contributor)Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)Drogoul, Laure (Costume designer)Geiger, Mary Louise (Lighting designer)Fulton, Kurt (Director)Siena, James (Contributor)Kirshner, Andy (Composer)Brenner, Shelley (Contributor)Bly, Carol (Author)ACT UP (Organization) (Contributor)Watchface (Company) (Contributor)Otrabanda Company (Performing group) (Contributor)Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)Video D Studios (Videographer)
Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1988
Table of ContentsReel 1 (ca. 52 min.). Excerpt from the Minnesota section of United States (1987) / constructed by David Gordon ; text by Carol Bly ; read and danced by Valda Setterfield. Welcome and warnings / by David R. White, executive director and producer of Dance Theater Workshop ; includes presentation of an award to Bessie Schönberg. Speech / by Bessie Schönberg. Opening remarks / by Bill Irwin and Valda Setterfield. Visual [and] lighting design awards / presented by Huck Snyder and Jennifer Tipton to David Ferri, Carol Mullins, Janie Geiser, Stan Pressner. Composer awards / presented by Edwina Lee Tyler to James Baker, Jeff Halpern, Blue Gene Tyranny. Reel 2 (ca. 50 min.). Excerpt from Cranky destroyers / choreography, Stephanie Skura in collaboration with the performers ; music, Beethoven (Symphony no. 5) ; costumes, Laure Drogoul ; lighting, Mary Louise Geiger ; danced by Benoît Lachambre, Brian Moran, David Rousseve, Margery Segal, Stephanie Skura, Debra Wanner. Special citation / presented by Bill T. Jones to ACT UP. Memoriam / introduced by Stephen Greco and Tony Whitfield ; music performed by Blue Gene Tyranny. New York New York / excerpt from Watchface: Septophonic ; directed by Kurt Fulton and James Siena ; created and performed by Watchface. Performer awards / presented by Mary Shultz and Ron Vawter to Joseph Lennon, Keith Sabado, Norwood Pennewell, Lance Gries, Kate Johnson, Ron Vawter. Reel 3 (ca. 41 min.). Sarah / created and performed by Ann Carlson ; words and score, Andy Kirshner ; taped vocals performed by Shelley Brenner, Ann Carlson, Andy Kirshner. Choreographer/creator awards / presented by David Cale and Dana Reitz to Tere O'Connor, Ann Hamilton, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry de Mey, Peter Vermeersch, John Kelly, Elizabeth Streb, Otrabanda, William Forsythe, Ann Carlson. Closing remarks / by Bill Irwin and Valda Setterfield ; includes presentation of choreographer/creator award to Bill Irwin. Untitled (1988) / choreography and performance, Bill T. Jones ; music, Berlioz ("Absence").Performer awards / presented by Mary Shultz and Ron Vawter to Joseph Lennon, Keith Sabado, Norwood Pennewell, Lance Gries, Kate Johnson, Ron Vawter.Reel 3 (ca. 41 min.). Sarah / created and performed by Ann Carlson ; words and score, Andy Kirshner ; taped vocals performed by Shelley Brenner, Ann Carlson, Andy Kirshner.Choreographer/creator awards / presented by David Cale and Dana Reitz to Tere O'Connor, Ann Hamilton, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry de Mey, Peter Vermeersch, John Kelly, Elizabeth Streb, Otrabanda, William Forsythe, Ann Carlson.Closing remarks / by Bill Irwin and Valda Setterfield ; includes presentation of choreographer/creator award to Bill Irwin.Untitled (1988) / choreography and performance, Bill T. Jones ; music, Berlioz ("Absence").
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 4006Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6042 (former)
TopicsDance Theater WorkshopDanceUnited States (Choreographic work : Gordon)Cranky destroyers (Choreographic work : Skura)Sarah (Choreographic work : Carlson)Untitled (Choreographic work : Jones)
NotesPerformers: Co-hosts: Bill Irwin, Valda Setterfield.Venue: Videotaped in performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, on September 15, 1988, by Video D Studios.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (143 min.) : sound, colorVideocassette
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14430590Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 246d88d0-66af-0132-d108-3c075448cc4b
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