DTSBDC

Our Mission
The mission of Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) is to create and perform new contemporary 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
Now in its 22nd year, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company is committed to creating and performing new contemporary dance choreography that sensitively illuminate our multi-faceted American landscape. DTSBDC’s repertory focuses on identity in the context of historical events and personal stories, bridging cultures and connecting shared human experiences. Through performance, touring, and educational programming, the company engages the community in its home base of Washington, D.C. as well as around the world. Dancers in the company come from diverse backgrounds – Colombian, Chilean, Irish, Korean, Filipino, and Peruvian. As Washington, D.C.’s leading contemporary dance company, DTSBDC has a long history of artistic dialogue and partnerships with such organizations as the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Public Schools, The George Washington University and Smithsonian Institution. 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. In addition to receiving the Mayor’s Arts Award for Artistic Excellence and nine Metro D.C. Dance Awards, the company has toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and as an international cultural envoy for the U.S. State Department. Later this year, DTSBDC will tour to the British Virgin Islands and South America. In addition, the company will continue in residence at the National Portrait Gallery with open rehearsals at the museum in March and April, 2014 and a public performance of a new work in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard on April 19, 2014.