The BASH will be raising funds for New York Live Arts' Fresh Tracks Performance & Residency Program, one of the longest running series of new dance and performance. The event will be honoring two extraordinary artists Elizabeth Streb and Juliana F. May.
A Fresh Tracks alumna of 1979, Elizabeth Streb holds two New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. Once dubbed the "Evel Knievel of dance," Streb's “PopAction” choreography mixes the disciplines of dance, athletics, muscle-and-motion vocabulary in pursuit of public acts of “pure movement.” Streb will be presented the David R. White Award at the BASH.
Juliana F. May, a participant of the program in 2005, studied composition and improvisation with Laurie J. Roth for seven years. Featured in dance festivals throughout the United States and abroad, May will be honored with the Jeff Duncan Award for early-career choreographers.
The BASH will begin at 7 p.m. with an open bar, performances and interactive environments featuring artists, such as Monstah Black, Ivy Baldwin, Rosane Chamecki, Phil Harder and Bora Yoon. At 8:30 p.m. the awards will be presented by Bill T. Jones, Carla Peterson and David R. White. The awards presentation will be followed by dancing and music from DJ Chrissie Miller.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Spring BASH, visit theNew York Live Arts site.