The Bessies: New York Dance and Performance Awards [1985]

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

View this item elsewhere:

The Bessies: New York Dance and Performance Awards [1985]
Additional title: Paris/Chacon/Venice/Milan (Choreographic work : Monk and Chong)
Additional title: Caught (Choreographic work : Parsons)
Additional title: Human sex (Choreographic work : Lock)
Additional title: River songs (Choreographic work : Zollar)
Additional title: Beehive (Choreographic work : Self)
Additional title: Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg and Moore (Choreographic work : Carlson)
Skinner, Doug (Instrumentalist)
Self, Jim, 1954- (Choreographer)
Moore, Frank (Director)
Monk, Meredith (Conceptor)
Monk, Meredith (Choreographer)
Monk, Meredith (Composer)
Monk, Meredith (Performer)
Chong, Ping (Conceptor)
Chong, Ping (Performer)
Lock, Edouard (Choreographer)
Lecavalier, Louise (Dancer)
Béland, Marc (Dancer)
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo (Choreographer)
Parsons, David, 1959 October 29- (Choreographer)
Berky, Bob (Host)
Grauer, Rhoda (Host)
White, David R. (Director)
Weksler, Teri (Dancer)
Hayley, Barbara (Dancer)
Matheson, Katy (Dancer)
Taylor, Cheryl (Dancer)
Hagan, John (Performer)
Kelly, John, 1954- (Performer)
Paraiso, Nicky (Performer)
Kay, Randall (Composer)
Cousar, Terri (Costume designer)
Gonzalez, Anita (Dancer)
Sheely, Viola (Dancer)
Wilson, Robin (Dancer)
Jesurun, John (Author)
Shils, Barry (Cinematographer)
Parish, Man (Composer)
Fripp, Robert, 1946- (Composer)
Wirkula, Judy (Costume designer)
Carlson, Ann, 1954- (Conceptor)
Lockwood, Steve (Instrumentalist)
Video D Studios (Videographer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (ca. 60 min.). The scenic route / performed by Doug Skinnerat the piano -- Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg and Moore (excerpt) / concept/direction, Ann Carlson; performed by Chet Kerr, Tom Moore, John Sloss, and Scott Rosenberg -- Beehive / a film directed and produced by Frank Moore and Jim Self; cinematography, Barry Shils; choreography, Jim Self; music, Man Parish; performed by Teri Weksler (worker bee); Jim Self (drone); Liz Deluna, Barbara Hayley, George Stoll, Karin Hague, Katy Matheson, Cheryl Taylor, and Butch Walker (bees and larvae). |||| Reel 2 (ca. 41 min.). Chang in a void moon (excerpt from an episode) / written, directed and staged by John Jesurun; performed by Helena White, John Hagan, Valerie Charles, Larry Tighe, Annie Labois, John Kelly, and Nicky Paraiso. |||| Reel 3 (ca. 53 min.) Paris / concept, Ping Chong and Meredith Monk; choreography and music, Meredith Monk; performed by Chong and Monk (Paris couple), with Steve Lockwood (pianist) -- Human sex (excerpt) / choreography, Edouard Lock; music, Randall Kay; performed by Louise Lecavalier and Marc Beland, with Kay and Lock (electric guitars) -- River songs (excerpt) / choreography, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; costumes, Teri Cousar; performed by Teri Cousar, Anita Gonzalez, Viola Sheely, Robin Wilson, and Zollar. |||| Reel 4 (ca. 19 min.). Caught / choreography, lighting, and performance, David Parsons; music, Robert Fripp; costumes, Judy Wirkula.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2603
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1732 (former)
New York Dance and Performance Awards
Awards -- New York (State) -- New York
Special events
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Content: Second annual New York Dance and Performance Awards.
Venue: Videotaped in performance by Video D Studios at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Helen Owen Carey Playhouse, New York, on September 26, 1985.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (173 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Program included presentation of awards for visual and lighting design, composer, special achievement, choreographic and design collaboration, sustained creative achievement, choreography, and performer.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12166961
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 62781530-b2c5-0131-e405-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1985: Created
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bessies" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bessies" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1985). The Bessies Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url= | title= (moving image) The Bessies, (1985)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=February 26, 2024 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

The Bessies