Shwe Man Thabin Performance at Asia Society Nominated for Bessie Award
The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), New York City’s premier dance awards, announced on July 15 that Asia Society's production of "Music and Dance from Myanmar" with the Shwe Man Thabin troupe was nominated for outstanding performance of the year.
Shwe Man Thabin, one of Myanmar's most beloved traditional performance troupes, made its U.S. debut at Asia Society on April 10-11. Eighteen musicians and dancers from the 75-member company traveled from Myanmar to New York for two sold-out performances.
The 12 nominees for outstanding performance, selected by an independent committee of 39 dance industry professionals, also included productions from Brooklyn Academy of Music, MoMA PS1 and Crossing the Line, New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center, and The Guggenheim's Works & Process. The 31st Annual Bessie Awards will take place on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Apollo Theater.
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