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The Bessies: New York Dance and Performance Awards [1984]
Additional title: Oatka trail (Choreographic work : Fagan)
Additional title: Sticks on the move (Choreographic work : Kaye)
Pickett, Lenny (Composer)
Ross, Elisabeth (Director)
Barsness, Eric (Choreographer)
Skura, Stephanie (Choreographer)
Setterfield, Valda (Host)
Humphrey, Steve (Dancer)
Irwin, Bill, 1950- (Host)
Irwin, Bill, 1950- (Choreographer)
Irwin, Bill, 1950- (Performer)
Moschen, Michael (Conceptor)
Martin, Nina (Dancer)
Champagne, Lenora (Dancer)
Russell, Mark (American painter, designer, and illustrator, 1880-1967) (Dancer)
Dafoe, William (Dancer)
Kaye, Pooh (Director)
Kilgore, John (Composer)
Charlip, Remy (Choreographer)
Fagan, Garth (Choreographer)
Borneo Horns (Musical group) (Performer)
Wooster Group (Performer)
Video D Studios (Production company)
Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)
Barsness, Eric (Dancer)
Skura, Stephanie (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1984
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1 (56 min.): Dance music for four saxophones. Composer: Lenny Pickett. Performed by Borneo Horns. -- Adaptation from Artbusiness. Conceived by Stephanie Skura. Performed by Nina Martin, Lenora Champagne, Mark Russell, and Stephanie Skura. -- Ten imaginary dances. Choreography: Remy Charlip. Performed by Valda Setterfield. -- Solo from Oatka trail. Choreography: Garth Fagan. Performed by Stephen Humphrey. -- Reel 2 (49 min.): Sticks on the move. Film directed and edited by Pooh Kaye and Elisabeth Ross. Music: John Kilgore. -- Capitulation re: Post modern study. Choreographed and performed by Bill Irwin. -- Revelations. Choreographed and performed by Eric Barsness. -- Reel 3 (34 min.): Ray Whitfield and the Johnsons. Choreographed by the Wooster Group. Performed by Willem Dafoe, Kate Valk, Ron Vawter. -- Excerpts from Light. Conceived and performed by Michael Moschen.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2563
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1048 (former)
New York Dance and Performance Awards
Awards -- New York (State) -- New York
Film excerpts
Award presentations (Television programs)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: The first annual New York Dance and Performance Awards. Videotaped at the Joyce Theater, New York, September 13, 1984, by Video D Studios.
Content: Program included presentation of awards for visual and lighting design, composer, film and television, choreography, and performer.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (139 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12166662
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dfe0c5b0-b2c1-0131-b2ec-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1984: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bessies" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e1411400-b2c1-0131-8c87-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bessies" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e1411400-b2c1-0131-8c87-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1984). The Bessies Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e1411400-b2c1-0131-8c87-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

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The Bessies