LaMama Moves

I’ve been meaning to post about this and totally spaced. Kudos to Nicky Paraiso and the gang at LaMama for putting together this fantastic dance festival, LaMama Moves!

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There’s a great line-up of events all month long (sorry I missed a week or so!) also particularly cool is the “Dancing for Micki” celebration Micki Wesson on May 22:

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The Annex

May 22, 2008

Thursday at 7:30pm

$100 for show and reception

$250 for show and reception and to provide a seat at the Gala for a La MaMa Moves! Participating Choreographer

purchase tickets online

to benefit La MaMa Moves dance festival and dance programs at La MaMa E.T.C.

complete info after the jump…Benefit co-chairs

Stephen Greco

Carla Peterson

Laurie Uprichard

Martin Wechsler

Benefit Committee

Bruce Allardice

Barbara Bryan

Wally Cardona

Frank Carucci

HT Chen

Ping Chong

Yoshiko Chuma

Merce Cunningham

Anne Dennin

David Diamond

Barbara Duffy

Robert Een

Joan Finkelstein

Vallejo Gantner

Olivia Georgia

Ain Gordon

Judy Hussie-Taylor

John Jesurun

Paul Langland

Cynthia Mayeda

Joseph V. Melillo

Jon Nakagawa

Jonathan Nye

Pablo Vela

Martha Wilson


Ping Chong

Deborah Jowitt


Mark Bennett

Tom Bogdan

HT Chen & Dian Dong

Yoshiko Chuma

Lawrence Goldhuber & Keely Garfield

John Jasperse

Jodi Melnick

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

Nicky Paraiso

John Scott

Basil Twist

Christopher Williams

Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs

DVD/Audio Performances (In Lobby)

Jonah Bokaer

Doug Elkins

John Kelly

Micki Wesson

Micki Wesson is President Emerita of Meredith Monk/ The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc. and an Arts Consultant. A former dancer, performer and teacher, Ms. Wesson performed with Judy Martin/ Paper Bag Players, Meredith Monk and most recently with Lawrence Goldhuber, among others. She taught at Dance Players, Creative Arts Group, workshops in many colleges, including Rutgers University, University of Rochester and Montclair State, as well as in inner-city schools in New York and New Jersey. She has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Dance/USA, and the New York Dance and Performance (‘Bessie’) Awards. She is a pro-bono consultant for several artists concerning board formation, responsibilities and fundraising strategies. In 1993, Ms. Wesson received the International Society of Performing Arts Administrators Angel Award for Extraordinary Generosity, Leadership and Vision. She also received a 2000 Bessie Award. She has been an artist member of Dance Theater Workshop’s Board of Directors since 1990. Micki is thrilled to be honored here at the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival at La MaMa’s Annex Theatre, where she performed in the revival of Meredith Monk’s Quarry, along with Nicky Paraiso, in 1985.

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