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Ron Brown, Bebe Neuwirth, Elizabeth Streb, Paul Taylor to Participate in Bessies Ceremony logo

Bebe Neuwirth
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Marina Abramovic, Ron Brown, Brenda Bufalino, Archie Burnett, Bebe Neuwirth, Charles Reinhart, David Thomson, and Wendy Whelan will be among the presenters at the 2012 New York Dance and Performance Awards – a.k.a. the Bessies, according to The New York Times. The event will be hosted by Elizabeth Streb at the Apollo Theater on October 15.

The Times also reports that the ceremony will bestow choreographer Paul Taylor with a lifetime achievement award, and that educator Alice Teirstein will also be honored. Trisha Brown Company and Souleymane Badolo will perform.

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