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Congratulations to our Award Winning Faculty in The Bessie Awards

October 10th,2017 3 current faculty members and 1 former faculty member won awards at The Bessie awards.

Congratulations to our Award Winning Faculty in The Bessie Awards

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  On October 10th, The Bessie awards held their 33rd annual award night in NYU's Skirball center for performing arts. Here is a little something about The Bessie and its role in the arts in NYC : "Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessie have saluted outstanding and groundbreaking creative work by independent dance artists in NYC for 33 years. Known as "The Bessie" in honor of revered dance teacher Bessie Schönberg, the awards were established in 1983 by David White at Dance Theater Workshop. They recognize exceptional work in choreography, performance, music composition and visual design."

This year we are happy to Congratulate three of our current faculty members in the Dance Department for their award in the Outstanding Performer category: Maria Bauman, Nia Love, Charmaine Warren, and former faculty member Marjani Forte-Saunders were all a part of the ensemble of the skeleton architecture, to the future of our worlds. This ensemble received the Outstanding Performer award "for a history-in-the-making performance that dismantled improvisational dance norms to create a robust, disruptive, and dynamic world. For a cast of individuals who used a full range of movement styles to take the audience from Dakar to Kingston, the Bronx to Bushwick, in a fluid dance of connection."

Congratulations again to Maria Bauman, Nia Love, Charmaine Warren, and Marjani Forte-Saunders for their award at The Bessie awards this past Monday! You make Hunter Dance Proud!

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