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A special citation at 2016 Bessies | Eiko + Koma

A special citation at 2016 Bessies

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At the 2016 New York Dance and Performance Awards, also known as the Bessies, Meredith Monk presented a Special Citation to Eiko's PLATFORM: A BODY IN PLACES, which was produced by Danspace Project in the spring of 2016. As you can hear in Meredith's speech, the awarding of a special citation is a very rare occasion that was voted on unanimously by the Bessies Committee.

The citation reads, "For making herself 'radically available' in public and private spaces, and actively engaging with pressing political and environmental issues of our time. For collaborating with a wide range of artists through performances, readings, films, discussions and rituals to evoke the power and meaning of the human body inhabiting a planet in crisis. "