Past Performances and Events

DTSBDC Past Performances and Events

December 7, 2017 and December 10, 2017
Premiere of “I am Vertical”, choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess and based on the “One Life: Sylvia Plath” exhibit.
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC More Information

July 8, 2017
Premiere of Dana Tai Soon Burgess’ new work After 1001 Nights, inspired by the The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, Wshington, DC More information

June 10 and 17, 2017
Open rehearsals at the National Portrait Gallery Washington, DC for Dana Tai Soon Burgess’ new work. More information

March 9, 2017
Joint performance with Korea National Contemporary Dance Company at Arena Stage, Washington, DC More Information

February 4 & 25, March 11, 2017
DTSBDC open rehearsal
Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC

Oct 28, 2016
Premiere of Margin, Dana Tai Soon Burgess’ first new work as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Choreographer-in-Residence, inspired by The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today exhibit.

Oct 1,8,15, 2016
Open rehearsals for Dana’s new work Margin at National Portrait Gallery in the Outwin exhibit space

Aug 12, 13, 19, 20, 2016 7:00pm
Lecture/performance series on DTSBDC’s Asian American based pieces with panel moderators including Rosetta Lai, former director of AALead and APIA activist/ philanthropist and Jenny Chen, APIA journalist/writer
Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016
Dana Tai Soon Burgess’ portrait featured in the Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze exhibit
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

Mar 18, 2016
DTSBDC Performance
Chaktomuk Hall
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mar 11-19, 2016
Tour to Cambodia
Performance, educational, and collaborative tour with the State Department and the Khmer Arts Dance Co
Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia

February 28, 2016
Premiere of “The Foster Suite: the Remains of Loss and Longing”
Collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and inspired by civil war era photographs in the Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs, 1859-1872 exhibit.
danceviewtimes review

Sept 19-20, 2015
Premiere of We choose to go to the moon
Fluency in Four: Kennedy Center performance also included three other works: Picasso Dances, Confluence and Mandala.
Washington Post review

January-March, 2015
Premiere of Picasso Dances
Collaborative program with the Embassy of Spain at the Kreeger Museum in Washington DC.  Performance and open rehearsals
Washington Post review

December 5, 2014
DTSBDC performance at American Dance Guild’s Performance Festival
New York, NY

November 7-30, 2014
Retrospective exhibition of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
Korean Cultural Center
Washington, DC

September 19-21, 2014
Tour to Suriname
Moengo Arts Festival

October 2013-July 2014
Residency: Performances and Other Events
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC

April 19, 2014 1:00 & 2:30pm
Premiere of new work “Confluence”
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC
Free Admission

March 22 & 29, April 5 & 12 from 11:30am-3pm, April 14 from 4 to 7pm
DTSBDC Open Rehearsals
National Portrait Gallery
Location: Dancing the Dream Exhibit, 1st Floor
More Information

March 11-18, 2014
Company Tour to British Virgin Islands

February 7-8, 2014 
Four By Burgess
Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre 

November 16, 2013
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC More Information

August 11, 2013
National Gallery Art, Washington, DC
East Building Mezzanine
1:00 and 3:30pm, Free Admission  
More Information

October 24, 2012
“Talks with Extraordinary Artists”
Talk and performance
Arts Club of Washington
Washington, DC

September 21-23, 2012
20th Anniversary Fall Performance
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
Washington, DC

May 18, 2012
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC

May 5-15, 2012
International Tour
Amman, Jordan

April 5-6, 2012
20th Anniversary Spring Performance
in partnership with the
National Cherry Blossom Festival 2012 Centennial

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
Washington, DC

February 17-19, 2012
Memphis Ballet performs Venetian Reflections
choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Memphis Ballet AbunDance Series
Memphis, TN

October 14-16, 2011
Premiere of Becoming American
Dance Place
Washington, DC

April 29-30, 2011
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
Washington, DC

March 11-21, 2011
U.S. State Department sponsored tour
UlaanBaatar, Mongolia

December 5 & 12, 2010
Performance in conjunction with installation by artist Spencer Finch
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington, DC

October 22-24, 2010
Premiere of Charlie Chan and the Mystery of Love
Dance Place
Washington, DC

October 7-9, 2010
DTSBDC participates in VelocityDC Dance Festival
Sidney Harman Hall
Washington, DC

July 2, 2010
Performance of Island and Charlie Chan and the Mystery of Love (work in progress)
Smithsonian Institution’s 2010 Folk Life Festival
Washington, DC

January 19, 2010
Performance with the National Chamber Players
Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School
Alexandria, VA

October 13, 2009
Take Five performance of Hyphen
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

October 9-11, 2009
World Premiere of Island
Dance Place
Washington, DC

June 4-15, 2009
Company Tour to Peru
Danza Nueva – Festival Internacional de Lima

May 8, 2009
Performance of Hyphen, Chino Latino, and Island (work in progress)
sponsored by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
American Art Museum, Washington, DC

March 11, 2009
Performance of Hyphen, Meditations, Khaybet, Chino Latino
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

November 15, 2008
Performance of Hyphen
Post-Performance talk with Ken Hakuta
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

October 24-25, 2008
Performance of Hyphen (world premier), Meditations, Khaybet, Chino Latino
Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC
Washington Post Review

June 28-July 10, 2008
State Department Tour to Guadalajara and Colima, Mexico

May 28, 2008
Performance, Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Historical Society of Washington, DC

May 16-18, 2008
Joint Performance with Center Dance Theatre
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA

May 10, 2008
Lecture Demonstration
Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Historical Society of Washington, DC

May 8, 2008
Performance of Khaybet
Still I Rise, A Celebration of Resiliency in the Arts
Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC

May 3, 2008
Performance of mixed repertoire
Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center, Towson, MD

March 21, 2008
Lecture Demonstration
Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC

March 9, 2008
Performance at Dance Bethesda
Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD

February 5, 2008
Premiere of Commissioned Work Meditations
Memphis Ballet, Memphis, TN

December 26, 2007-January 14, 2008
Tour to India
Chennai and Mumbai, India

November 10, 2007
Performance at Cord-Conference on Research in Dance
Barnard College, New York, NY

November 7, 2007
NYU Asian American Studies Program Residency Performance
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

October 12-13, 2007
15th year Anniversary Performance, premiere of Chino Latino
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

May 18-June 3, 2007
Tour to Middle East
Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
Queen’s School, Cairo, Egypt
Jerusalem, Israel & Palestine
Performances, Workshops, Lectures

May 16, 2007
Performance, “In the Works” Series
Joy of Motion Atlas Theatre

Washington, DC

March 23, 2007
Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC