The artistry and wit of the beloved Beverly Blossom (1926-2014) will be celebrated with live performances of her works, a panel discussion, guest artists, and rarely seen films at the 92nd Street Y, June 1-3, in a Beverly Blossom Festival. Describing the one-of-a-kind artist, Jennifer Dunning called Blossom "a daring, vividly imaginative solo performer...one of the most distinguished - and zaniest - solo performers in modern dance." (from the Blossom obituary, November 3, 2014).
Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2 at 8 PM and Sunday June 3 at 3 PM, will feature full performances on the Y's "Dig Dance" series of Blossom's works:
Cello Lessons (2003) A tribute to Blossom's late, very generous, sister, who was going to buy Beverly a beautiful chair. "If you buy me a chair," stated Blossom, I'll just sit in it. Why don't you buy me a cello?"
Dancer: Tandy Beal
Music: Saint-Saens, Boccherini
Hat by Beverly Blossom