Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Ancestry, Artistry, Choreography" exhibit about DTSB Dance Company at the Korean Cultural Center

From the Korean Cultural Center:

"The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents “Ancestry, Artistry, Choreography,” a new exhibition that tells the story of the rise of Korean-American choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess to international prominence by tracing his cultural heritage and how it has influenced his acclaimed work, through historic memorabilia and photography of his company's 22-year history.

The exhibit explores the history of Burgess’ family through such artifacts as his grandfather’s 1903 passport, photos representing four generations of family members, pastel paintings by his father and watercolor and ink works by his mother. Also on view are 25 large photos of DTSB Dance Company taken during its 22-year history, costumes and props used in performance, and video of Burgess’ work, “Tracings,” which tells the story of his great-grandmother’s decision to leave Korea and begin a new life."

The exhibit is on display through the end of November, 2014. The opening reception on November 7th featured DTSBDC dancers moving throughout the exhibit, performing an excerpt of Dana's 2003 work "Tracings". Thank you to all the Diplomats of Dance who attended!

Visit the Korean Cultural Center at:
2370 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

Check out some photos from the exhibit before its opening:

(Photo credit Connie Lin Fink-Hammack. Source: Korean Cultural Center)