Posts Tagged ‘Dana Tai Soon Burgess’

Arts Roundup: Tramplings, Assault, a Bomb Threat, and Death Edition

Finding it tougher to afford actor housing and storage space in the District, Shakespeare Theatre Company is on track to purchase the former campus of Southeastern University. [Post]
Walking disaster Chris Brown arrested for assaulting a man outside the W Hotel; court date today. [Post, Post]
At Yardfest on Friday, a brief moment of chaos. [Arts Desk, [...]

Arts Roundup: Obama Go-Go Edition

Emmy Awards for D.C.-set shows Homeland and Veep. [Variety]
Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a D.C. treasure—and deserves a bigger spotlight. [Post]
Reacting to the alleged censorship of a Barack Obama sculpture by Melissa Ichiuji, Lenny Campello wonders why her Mitt Romney bust also didn't cause a stir. [Daily Campello]
National Book Festival packs 'em in. [Post]
Wind me up, [...]

Arts Roundup: Emmy Edition

The Kennedy Center Honors win an Emmy [Post]
The National Museum of American History names a temporary director after John Gray's heart attack last week [Post]
Former Post television critic Tom Shales is headed to Roger Ebert's blog [Poynter]
Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess reflects on his company's 20 years [Washingtonian]
What would theaters look like if they borrowed [...]

At Dance Place, Identity Crises Under a Magnifying Glass

This weekend, the Washington-based contemporary dance ensemble Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company is performing at Dance Place. Founder and choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess, a Korean-American who grew up in New Mexico, has long mined his Asian heritage and personal history in works that virtually always focus on identity struggles, including pieces like Chino Latino [...]

Clip Jobs: How Choreographers in D.C. Use, Misuse, and Overuse Video

It’s a November evening at Dance Place in Brookland, and a crowd has packed the theater to see some good modern dance. Certainly, it’s in for some: The program’s relentlessly innovative performer—dancer, choreographer, and George Washington University professor Maida Withers—is, at 74, D.C.’s grand dame of dance. And for the first half of the program [...]

Dance Performances This Weekend

Ahh, the dastardly constraints of time. Seriously: If there were more hours in the day, I’d write a lengthy series of posts on all the various dance performances taking place around town this weekend—and then I’d go see them. As it is, I don’t know if I’ll catch any.
But don’t follow my example. This weekend, [...]