On July 16 at 6pm, the Bessies will select the winner of its outstanding emerging choreographer award from the following dance artists: Rashida Bumbray, Jessica Lang, Jen Rosenblit and Gillian Walsh. As usual, this is a somewhat confusing list: Lang, who recently formed her own company, spent years creating dozens of dances on the regional ballet circuit. What’s emerging about that? In any case, along with the announcement, the press conference—open to all—will also include the unveiling of 2013-14 Bessies nominees in categories of outstanding production, outstanding performer, outstanding visual design, outstanding composition or sound design and outstanding revived work. Those on hand for remarks and presentations include Lane Harwell, Lucy Sexton and Annie-B Parson. The conference will be held at Gibney Dance Center’s Studio H Theater, 280 Broadway (enter at 53 Chambers St between Broadway and Elk Street).
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