Saturday, October 22, 2011

DTSB&Co In Concert Series: Hyphen

"Hyphen" looks at the experience of being a hyphenated
American—Asian-Americans but also other ethnic Americans and multi-racial Americans, The set design includes short black-and-white “Fluxus films” by famed Korean video artist Nam June Paik.

Hyphen premiered in October 2008.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another performance review

DTSB&Co's performance this past weekend at Dance Place was reviewed by dance critic George Jackson of danceviewtimes.
Read the review

Monday, October 17, 2011

Washington Post review of "Becoming American"

"In the hands of a lesser choreographer, this piece could be a maudlin mess, the modern dance equivalent of an after-school special. But Burgess, a professor at George Washington University, is pretty much the best dancemaker around, and what he’s made here is a beautiful allegory about alienation and acceptance." - Rebecca Ritzel,  Washington Post
Read the full review

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Face time with Dana

Find out about Dana's new work Becoming American and a few of his favorite things in the Express

Becoming American

Scene from this weekend's performance of Becoming American at Dance Place

Sunday, October 9, 2011

the Express and the Wash Post

Check out our stories in the Express and the Washington Post this week regarding our Dance Place show Oct 14-16!!! Dana

a great sunday

What a great Sunday. Dropped Miyako at work, ran to the Georgetown flea to hunt down props and then off to rehearsal. I love speaking with our designers: Anne, Laura, the Southalls, Connie, Rick, Judy, Ben and Annie. The conversations are so stimulating. Wow we are so blessed to work with fine artists. It takes a community to build a dance! Thank you everyone!
Hugs, Dana

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oct 14-16 Dance Place show

Here it is the link to buy tickets for our show on Oct 14-16 at the Dance Place. I am very excited to show Charlie Chan and the Mystery of Love again as well as premiere Becoming American. I learned so much in this process and I believe it represents wonderful growth for the company in the ability to interpret personal stories on the journey to self-actualization. I love the dance and visual images in Becoming American. I believe the ending which conveys a fragile tentative message of new beginnings is quite poetic. See you at the show! Dana

archival videos

I hope everyone is enjoying our new archival library. As we get ready for our 20th next season it has been great to look back at key works and think about the inspiration for them. Growing up in Santa Fe as a Korean American has influenced so many works. The issue of how we find a place to belong within the complicated layers of American society is an amazing journey. I remember sitting watching my parents who are visual artists work through decisions in their creative processes, meeting visual artists such as Isamu Noguchi, going to bilingual schools and martial arts academies. So many images and communities intersecting. I can look at our archives and understand now that every dance is a reflection of personal experience. Adulthood gives us the lens through which to interpret these experiences and distill messages for the audience.

National Portrait Gallery

Today the youth program students went on a field trip to Portrait Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter at the National Portrait Gallery. It is a great exhibit and it brought up a lot of conversation on identity. I hope the Smithsonian continues to represent!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rehearsing "Becoming American"

Don't miss the premiere of "Becoming American" October 14-16! Ticket Information

Rehearsing "Becoming American"

"Becoming American" will premiere October 14-16 at Dance Place

The Washington Diplomat features DTSB&Co

DTSB&Co was featured in two articles in The Washington Diplomat: