Virginia Johnson: an accomplished life in dance recognized by Bessie Award

A highly respected, accomplished, and worthy woman of dance, Virginia Johnson, founding member and former artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, will receive the 2023 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, announced New York Dance and Performance Awards Executive Director Heather Robles, who labeled Johnson “a pioneering woman in the arts.” Born in ...

Review: Memphis jookin phenom Lil Buck & pals wow @ Broad Stage

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Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade is only eight blocks from The Broad Stage, but it took Memphis jookin phenom Charles “Lil Buck” Riley thousands of miles and several years to get from one to the other.  Six years ago, he was busking for quarters on the Promenade, but when a video of him dancing to ...

Dance historian Nancy Reynolds thanks Mr. B and Mme. T

On October 7, 2013, at the Apollo Theater in New York, amongst the other “Bessie” Awards bestowed on dancers and choreographers, a dance writer, Nancy Reynolds, director of research for The George Balanchine Foundation, was honored with a Bessie for her Service to the Field. Nancy shared her acceptance comments with arts·meme: “First I’d like ...