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Bessie Awards

The Bessie's: The Dance Community Awards Excellence Among Its Members

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It's especially lovely when the dance community can gather together and applaud each other's efforts. Such is the environment at the Bessie's, dance's version of the Academy Awards or the Tony's. This year, the 31st-annual ceremony took place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, with its iconic neon-red sign.

Why Indigenous Arts -- and Hawaii Artists -- Matter

Dawn Morais | Posted 03.11.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) President and CEO T. Lulani Arquette is visibly moved as she describes how the audience responded to the innovative work of Christopher Kaui Morgan.