- Dana Tai Soon Burgess Day 26 March, 2017
March 18, 2017 declared Dana Tai Soon Burgess Day in Santa Fe, NM
At a reception held at the Dance Barns of the National Dance Institute in Santa Fe City Councilor Renee Villarreal, representing Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, declared March 18, 2017 to be “Dana Tai Soon Burgess Day”!
Dana Tai Soon Burgess with Santa Fe City Councilor Renee Villarreal, DTSBDC board president Bonnie Kogod and fashion designer and childhood friend Patricia Michaels
- DTSBDC’s residency in New Mexico 26 March, 2017
News hits from DTSBDC’s March 2017 week long residency in New Mexico
- University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts
- Albuquerque Journal
- Radio interview with KUNM
Recent Review: danceviewtimes 11 January, 2017
Portraying Persistence and Change
Read “Portraying Persistence and Change”, the review of DTSBDC’s premiere of Margin at danceviewtimes
DTSBDC on CCTV America 31 October, 2016
Dana and the company are the subject of a wonderful video portrait created by CCTV America. Have a look.
Dancing In The Park 6 October, 2016
News about DTSBDC’s new dance classes at Glen Echo Park was featured recently at CultureSpotMC.com.
Read DANCING IN THE PARK
Recent Review: Small Spaces, Big Picture 27 August, 2016
A wonderful review of DTSBDC’s recent Lecture/Performance series by dance writer George Jackson is up at danceviewtimes. Read Small Space, Big Picture
Dana talks to GW Magazine 21 August, 2016
Dana Tai Soon Burgess talks to GW Magazine about the company’s residency in the feature 5 Questions on Dancing (When Everyone is Watching)
DTSBDC featured at Dance Informa 21 August, 2016
DTSBDC’s residency at the Smithsonian is featured in an article, Art in Motion: American Portraiture Comes to Life at the Smithsonian, at Dance Informa.
DTSBDC joins forces with the Smithsonian 3 June, 2016
News from Smithsonian.com
Read the Smithsonian’s press about Dana Tai Soon Burgess becoming the first Choreographer-In-Residence: Reimagining Portraiture Through Dance
Dana Tai Soon Burgess named Smithsonian’s first choreographer in residence 30 May, 2016
Dana will be National Portrait Gallery’s choreographer-in-residence
Dana Tai Soon Burgess has been named the Smithsonian’s first choreographer-in-residence at the National Portrait Gallery. For the next three years, Dana will create new works inspired by museum exhibitions and participate in public discussions about dance and art. In addition, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will premiere the new dances in the museum. Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery said “Dana’s work brings to life stories and emotions and enriches the life of the museum.”
To kick off the partnership, Burgess will create a new work focused on American diversity in conjunction with The Outwin, the museum’s triennial portrait competition (on view through Jan 8, 2017). The work will be performed this fall.
Read the announcement in the Washington Post
Read the press release
More News from Cambodia 21 March, 2016
DTSBDC performs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performed at the Chaktomuk Theater in Phnom Penh last week in a joint program with works by Dana and Cambodian choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. The collaboration was featured in an article in the Cambodia Daily.
News from Cambodia 19 March, 2016
DTSBDC on tour
After a stop in Siem Reap the company finished up their amazing week long performance and teaching tour in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Here’s an interview with Dana about his current and past experiences in Cambodia featured in The Phnom Penh Post
BBC News visits DTSBDC rehearsal 9 October, 2015
BBC News interviews Dana about collaborating with scientists
Jane O’Brien from BBC News visited a rehearsal for Dana Tai Soon Burgess’s new work “We choose to go to the moon” and talks to Dana about his collaboration with astronauts, NASA astrophysicist and other scientists.
Washington Post reviews “Fluency in Four” 20 September, 2015
Sarah Kaufman reviews DTSBDC’s September 19-20 Kennedy Center performance
The program’s title, “Fluency in Four,” reflects an elegant ease of movement in the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, with the dancers slipping smoothly from human origami — with the spine scooped and the hips extended — to light, skimming flight — Sarah Kaufman.
Read the full Washington Post review
Smithsonian.com: When modern dance collides with science… 15 September, 2015
Feature on DTSBDC’s premiere of “We choose to go to the moon”
Smithsoniam.com posted a great article about Dana’s inspiration and artistic process focusing on his interviews with National Air and Space Museum’s Jim Zimbelman and other scientists.
Smithsonian.com: “A Dancer and a Scientist Deliver a New Take on the Moon Walk”
Recent Press for Fluency in Four and the premiere of “We choose to go to the moon” 12 September, 2015
Washington Post, Washingtonian and KoreAm feature DTSBDC’s Kennedy Center performance
Washington Post: ‘We Choose to Go to the Moon’: Kennedy dream inspires a dance”
Washingtonian: “Dana Tai Soon Burgess Premieres Fluency in Four in Tribute to His Late Father”
KoreAM: “Over the Moon with Dana Tai Soon Burgess”
Fluency in Four
Premiere of “We choose to go to the moon”
Kennedy Center September 19-20, 2015
Where Washington interviews Dana Tai Soon Burgess 7 September, 2015
Dana talks about living and dancing in DC and beyond
Travel magazine Where editor Brooke Sabin talks to Dana Tai Soon Burgess about meeting President Obama, his favorite places in DC, his travels with the dance company and the upcoming premiere of his new work “We choose to go to the moon”!
Download the PDF
DTSBDC performance featured in Washingtonian 7 September, 2015
DTSBDC performance is featured in best events list for September
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s performance at the Kennedy Center which will include the premiere of “We Choose to Go to the Moon” is featured in Washingtonian’s list of 22 Things to Do in DC This September.
New DTSBDC publicity photos 22 August, 2015
Publicity Photos for DTSBDC Fall 2015 Season
We have new publicity photos for our September performance at the Kennedy Center!
Have a look at the photos and don’t miss the premiere of We choose to go to the moon
Dana featured in Smithsonian Magazine 7 June, 2015
Once again Dana Tai Soon Burgess is featured in Smithsonian Magazine
The article entitled Who Crafts the Image in Celebrity Portraiture? considers the concept of celebrity as a new exhibition of portraits Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Dana’s portrait is included in the exhibition which runs May 22, 2015 to July 10, 2016.
BBC World News features Dana Tai Soon Burgess 23 May, 2015
Dana Tai Soon Burgess featured in BBC World News segment
Dana was interviewed by BBC World News in a segment about “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze”, a new exhibition that includes the portrait of Dana by artist CYJO and just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The segment was broadcast on television internationally. View the video
The Georgetowner features DTSBDC’s Kreeger Museum Residency 26 April, 2015
DTSBDC’s residency at the Kreeger Museum in the news
The Georgetowner recently reported on Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s residency and premier performance of a new modern dance work Picasso Dances at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC.
Washington Post reviews DTSBDC’s premier of Picasso Dances 28 March, 2015
“A wealth of meaning can accrue in 20 minutes”
Read Celia Wren’s Washington Post review of DTSBDC’s premier performance of Dana Tai Soon Burgess’ new work Picasso Dances at the Kreeger Museum.
Diplomats of Dance featured in K Street Magazine 8 March, 2015
K Street Magazine featured the Diplomats of Dance Society visit to the Kreeger Museum to watch the 2nd DTSBDC open rehearsal, tour the museum’s collection and meet with Dana and the dancers. Take a look.
DTSBDC in Washington Post Spring Arts Preview 14 February, 2015
Dance critic Sarah Kaufman lists Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s March 26 performance at the Kreeger Museum as one of the “Five to Watch” in the Dance section of Washington Post’s 2015 Spring Arts Preview
Link to the article (scroll down to “Five to Watch”)
DTSBDC’s Open Rehearsals at the Kreeger Museum featured in The Georgetowner 8 February, 2015
Dana’s open rehearsals at the Kreeger Museum were also featured on the front page of the Washington, DC publication The Georgetowner. Download the issue (PDF format)
DTSBDC’s Open Rehearsals at the Kreeger Museum featured in The Northwest Current 1 February, 2015
A photo of Dana and his dancers rehearsing at the Kreeger Museum was featured on the front page of the Washington, DC publication The Northwest Current. The rehearsal took place on January 24, 2015 and was one of three open rehearsals that will be held during DTSBDC’s residency at the museum. Open rehearsals will also be held February 21 and March 14. Download the issue (PDF format)
DTSBDC reception at Peru Embassy residence featured in The Georgetowner 6 December, 2014
Peruvian Ambassador Harold Forsyth and his wife Veronica hosted a beautiful reception at their home to celebrate Dana Tai Soon Burgess as Washington DC’s Diplomat of Dance. Guests were treated to a performance of Dana’s work Chino Latino.
DC publication The Georgetowner was there. Check out the article and photos
The new Diplomats of Dance Society celebrates DTSBDC 5 September, 2014
The inaugural event of the Diplomats of Dance Society, a new Washington, DC based association of young professionals and arts-lovers who celebrate dance, visual arts and culture in support of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, was featured in the K Street Magazine.
Dana is featured at Smithsonian.com 28 June, 2014
DTSBDC’s residency with NPG featured in Smithsonian magazine article
Dana is featured in “How Museums and the Arts are Presenting Identity So That It Unites, Not Divides”, a smithsonian.com article written by National Portrait Gallery curator and cultural historian Amy Henderson.