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BENEFITING: MOVING FORWARD CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AMERICAN DANCE CO

EVENT DATE: Feb 26, 2017

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

THE STORY:

Please join Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) in celebrating the birthday of our incredible Founder and Artistic Director! Dana has been gifting audiences across the world for 25 years and this is a wonderful opportunity to make a small gift in return. Thank you for helping Dana to celebrate what we know will be another incredible year!

 

Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He has been referred to as the “poet laureate of Washington dance” and “not only a Washington Prize, but a national dance treasure” (Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winning dance critic Sarah Kaufman). His artistic focus explores the idea of cultural “confluence” and many of Burgess’ dances have tended to focus on the “hyphenated person” – someone who is of mixed ethnic or cultural heritage – as well as issues of belonging and societal acceptance. He has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department for over two decades, an appointment he uses to promote international cultural dialogue through “the global language of dance”. Throughout his career, Burgess has performed, taught, and choreographed around the world. He founded Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC.org) in 1992. It is the preeminent modern dance company in the Washington, D.C. region, now in its 24th season. In 1994 he received the award for Outstanding Emerging Artist at the 12th Annual Mayor Arts Award Ceremony. His dance company was awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in 2005. He has completed two senior Fulbrights in dance and won seven Metro D.C. Dance Awards as well as the Pola Nirenska Award. He has been honored by the Smithsonian Institution and was a prominent feature in the Smithsonian exhibition “A Korean American Century” as part of the Korean American Centennial Celebration in 2003 as well as “Dancing the Dream”, the Smithsonian’s first exhibition on American dance. His portrait is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and his family archives resides in the American History Museum. Burgess was named the Smithsonian’s first choreographer in residence in 2016.

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    $250

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The Team: $699 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Gigi Bennahum

Gigi Bennahum

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jameson Freeman

Jameson Freeman

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lyla And Tracy Leigh

Lyla And Tracy Leigh

DONATION: $50

Celebrate and enjoy many more years, happy birthday 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Happy Birthday Dana, wishing you all the best!!! Alonso and Tati 2 years ago

Brooke Sabin

Brooke Sabin

Happy Birthday, Dana! 2 years ago

Miyako

Miyako

Happy birthday! Miss you tons! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

happy day!!! 2 years ago

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Happy Birthday, Dana! 2 years ago