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Next Monday, October 15 the legendary Dance and Performance awards, The Bessies, are being held at the Apollo theater in Harlem. PS122 will there to support our very own Cuqui Jerez who was nominated for 2011’s The Rehearsal. Also nominated are PS122 alums Emily Johnson, Maria Hasabi, Yvonne Meier, and LeeSaar. And the event is produced by PS122’s recent Gala honoree Lucy Sexton.

Check out how our audiences reacted to The Rehearsal when it premiered last Fall…

  • How do we embed a responsibility in the institution that is not funding directed? #generativecity

  • We have to put our hearts into a change but we are not going to live to see it #generativecity

  • Switch the conversations away from the towers and back to the street. #generativecity

  • There is a dispersion of creativity because of the lack of affordability in NYC. #generativecity

  • RT @ETakeshita: Have "non-profit arts" been aloof? @newmuseum @PS122 #generativecity

  • RT @lostnotebook: @PS122 key to generative cities = formula of radical hospitality, horizontal culture & many opportunities for unexpected…

  • If we're using the phase "outreach", we've already lost. #generativecity

  • RT @FourthArtsBlock: good programs take time - how do we balance desire to fill space and time w the time to listen, research and even fail…

  • RT @ETakeshita: Need to build reciprocal relationships btw art and social sector - need to build trust + takes time @PS122 @newmuseum #gene…

  • Becoming radically welcoming means we need deep self reflection as an institution. #generativecity

  • The arts can be an accelerator of social change. #generativecity

  • Generative institutions need to acknowledge the innovators living around them. #community #generativecity

  • We don't have to limit our programming to the assumed condescension of what we think the Lower East Side wants. #generativecity

  • RT @ETakeshita: As build big bldgs are we building virtual gated communities? @newmuseum @PS122 #generativecity

  • These buildings aren't as solid as we think. #generativecity

  • RT @ETakeshita: Artists aren't lost and don't need (or want) to be found @sarmoti #generativecity

  • Unexpected creativity is part of the zeitgeist of NYC. #generativecity

  • Cross pollination and the intersection of the arts is difficult when you don't occupy spaces next to each other. #generativecity

  • The work has to go beyond the invitation and reaching out with cultural relevance. #generativecity

  • Community is horizontal and not top down. #generativecity

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