Sunday, March 8, 2020

DTSBDC's "A Tribute to Marian Anderson"

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company premiered "A Tribute to Marian Anderson" to standing ovations at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on February 3, 4 and 24th.

As the Smithsonian’s first-ever choreographer in residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess created the new work in response to the museum’s exhibition “One Life: Marian Anderson”. The 30 minute performance “paid homage to Anderson’s voice and grace while underscoring the racial barriers she overcame.”

Congresswoman and civil rights activist Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke as the guest of honor on opening night.

See photos and links below!

Standing ovations followed all three performances. Photo credit: Jeff Malet

Photo credit: Tony Powell

Photo credit: Jeff Malet

Eleanor Holmes Norton and Dana Tai Soon Burgess. Photo credit: Jeff Malet
For more photos and reviews, see the links below:

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Premiers ‘A Tribute to Marian Anderson’ (photos)

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s ‘A Tribute to Marian Anderson’: Harmonic motion (review)