Fluency in Four
Choreography: Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Music/Video Montage: Burgess, Jang, McDonald, Oyarzun, Quince Imaging
Costumes: Judith Hansen
Rehearsal Director: Anne Sidney
Associate Director: Kelly Southall
The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performs three repertory works by Burgess, Picasso Dances, Mandala, and Confluence. The Company will also premiere his newest work, We choose to go to the moon, created in collaboration with NASA, about the connection between human beings and space.
Burgess has been described by Washington Post dance critic Sarah Kaufman as "not only a Washington prize but a national dance treasure" and as the "poet laureate of Washington dance." The company has performed in numerous venues including the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Kreeger Museum, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and The While House. Burgess serves as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department and has toured the company around the world.
Performance Timing: Part One - 40 min.; Intermission - 10 min.; Part Two - 45 min.