The New York Dance and Performance Awards, known as the Bessies, have announced this year’s nominated choreographers, performers and productions.
Nominees for this year’s New York Dance and Performance Awards received a $500 honorarium. It’s a start for these undernoticed and underpaid artists.
The awards will be presented on Oct. 18. Twelve works are nominated for outstanding production, among them Justin Peck’s “Heatscape.”
The dance historian Nancy Reynolds is to receive the 2013 Bessie Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.