The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today that choreographer, director, and producer George Faison will receive the 2021 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and DanceAfrica, an annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, will receive this year’s award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The two awards will be presented at the 37th annual Bessie Awards ceremony on Monday, October 11.
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