Sunday, November 6, 2022

Metro Weekly cover story: Dana Tai Soon Burgess Creates Portraits in Motion

Dana Tai Soon Burgess celebrates his 30th season with the release of a memoir and the debut of his latest work for the National Portrait Gallery

By André Hereford

"In the deeply personal autobiography, Burgess chronicles his childhood growing up gay and outcast in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A son of two visual artists, he would find his art in dance, and follow a serendipitous path to performing and creating on the world’s greatest stages."

"Known to many as the “Diplomat of Dance,” Burgess has been telling stories worldwide through his eponymous modern and contemporary dance ensemble for 30 seasons. He also has served for over two decades as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, a role that complements his work with the Portrait Gallery."


Read this wonderful interview online here,
or the print version (and see the cover photo by Suereya Shaheen!) here.