DTSBDC

photo from We Choose To Go To The Moon, photo credit: Jeffrey Watts
Our Mission
The mission of Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) is to create and perform new modern dance choreographies that sensitively illuminate our multi-faceted American landscape. DTSBDC’s repertory focuses on identity in the context of historical events and personal stories, thereby bridging cultures and connecting shared human experiences. Through performance, touring and educational programming, the company engages the community in Washington, DC and the world at large.

DTSBDC
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) is Washington, DC’s leading modern dance company now in its 25th Anniversary Season. The company creates and performs new modern dance choreographies that sensitively illuminate our multi-faceted American landscape. DTSBDC’s repertory focuses on identity in the context of historical events and personal stories, thereby bridging cultures and connecting shared human experiences. Through performance, touring and educational programming, the company engages the community in Washington, DC and the world at large. Dancers in the company come from diverse backgrounds – Chilean, Irish, Korean, Filipino to name a few. DTSBDC has a long history of artistic dialogue and partnerships with such organizations as the the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, NASA, the US State Department, world-renowned museums and the Smithsonian Institution. The company was named the first ever resident dance company of the Smithsonian in 2015. DTSBDC creates new works at the National Portrait Gallery inspired by the collections. The company’s current educational partners include Episcopal High School, Georgetown Day School and School Without Walls. DTSBDC directs the dance program at Episcopal Day School and the summer dance program at Georgetown Day School. As a U.S. State Department cultural envoy, the company has toured extensively both nationally and internationally to countries including Egypt, Israel, Korea, China, India, Mongolia, Venezuela, Germany, Latvia, Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, Peru, Cambodia, the British Virgin Islands and Suriname, among others. The company has also performed at the White House at the invitation of President and First Lady Obama.