Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pictures: an afternoon of dance, Picassos and marvelous people!

Yesterday's visit to the Kreeger Museum to see Dana Tai Soon Burgess and dancers create their newest work "Picasso Dances" alongside the museum's Picasso collection was full of beautiful movement, amazing art, awesome people...and SNOW! Considering the treacherous weather, the turn-out was amazing! Diplomats were treated to a private museum tour, champagne reception and spent time with Dana and the dancers following their rehearsal. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy a really special time!

Check out the great photos below by Laura McDonald and also click here to take a look at our Facebook album of photos that Host Committee member Cécile Remington 'livegram-ed' on the @DTSBDC Instagram account during the morning and afternoon!

DTSBDC dancers Felipe Oyarzun and Katia Noori

Dana choreographing with dancers Ben Sanders, Sarah Halzack and Kelly Southall

Sarah Halzack and Kelly Southall

Felipe Oyarzun and Katia Noori

Sarah Halzack

Diplomats of Dance Society members and guests watch the rehearsal

Dana talks to the crowd during the private champagne toast

We were 'livegram-ing' during the gathering! See those pictures and join our Facebook Group here!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Itinerary for our afternoon at Kreeger Museum for "Picasso Dances"

Kreeger Museum on February 18, 2015

11:00am - Diplomats of Dance ticket holders arrive for a private tour of the museum.

12:00-1:00pm - Watch as Dana Tai Soon Burgess and DTSBDC dancers create their newest modern dance piece "Picasso Dances" with the Picasso collection in the Kreeger's Great Hall.

1:00pm - Diplomats of Dance ticket holders move downstairs to the Kreeger's contemporary gallery for brief remarks and champagne (provided by Bijoot), where we'll be joined by Dana and DTSBDC dancers.

Cécile Remington (of the Diplomats host committee) will be 'livegram-ing' the event from the DTSBDC Instagram account - so dress to be photographed!

Please connect on social media during this artful afternoon! Tweet and Instagram using the handle @DTSBDC and hashtags #DiplomatsOfDance and #PicassoDances.

See you Saturday!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Press Release

View our press release at

Dana Tai Soon Burgess creating "Picasso Dances" at the Kreeger Museum 

The new Diplomats of Dance Society is hosting a group visit to observe the work-in-progress February 21st

For a PDF click HERE

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Come see "Picasso Dances" being created!

 An Afternoon of Art and Dance:

Join the Diplomats of Dance Society for a special group visit to the Kreeger Museum with a champagne toast on Saturday, February 21st from 11am to 2pm to watch the choreography-in-process of the renowned Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC)'s new piece "Picasso Dances" inspired by the amazing Picasso collection in the museum's great hall!  *Tickets ($15 members; $20 non-members) can be purchased through

*Ambassadors and Plenipotentiaries do not need to purchase a ticket and are invited as guests. Please simply RSVP via email. (To see the membership list go to our about page. Or to join the society, go here.)

Please note: this is an open rehearsal and part of DTSBDC's residency at the Kreeger Museum that runs from 10am to 1pm.  We will be gathering in the Kreeger's great hall from 11am to 1pm to watch the choreography, so we encourage you to arrive before noon.  Following the rehearsal we will have a champagne toast in a private gallery room around 1:15pm, where Dana and the dancers will join us.  This promises to be a visually sumptuous afternoon filled with movement and amazing art in a truly unique architectural space (and a beautiful sculpture garden)!

The museum admission cost is included in your ticket (see link above), and the champagne is being provided in part by new, local cultural fashion and home goods brand Bijoot (

Space is very limited, so please reserve your ticket ASAP. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Kreeger Museum is located at:
2401 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington D.C. 20007

Email with any questions or call 202-642-2705.