Dana Tai Soon Burgess, founder and director of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, has always had a passion for equity and equality. During lockdown, his company produced several social justice videos that included names like opera singer Marian Anderson and Star Trek Legend George Takei.
This weekend, his dance troupe will focus on another hot button current affair: immigration and the Border Wall. In conjunction with an exhibit at Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum, his company will perform El Muro/The Wall. It will be followed by a presentation and discussion with CAIR (Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition).
The performance and discussion will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 5:00-7:30 PM ET at the National Building Museum. For more information, visit the museum website.
Online ticket sales end at midnight on Friday April 21st . Availability permitting, tickets can be purchased day-of at the door.
Burgess is also the author of the his recently published memoir, Chino and the Dance of the Butterfly. On Sunday, April 23, 2023 he and his company will be in the DC Metro area at 245 PM ET for a performance and book signing at the Kensington Book Festival.